EESC 4025 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory; 4 credits

Occurrence, classification, evolution, and origin of igneous and metamorphic rocks; plate tectonic associations; phase diagrams and their use in petrogenesis; origin, evolution, and emplacement of magmas; metamorphic belts; laboratory work includes petrographic study of rock in thin section, hand specimen, and in the field. Laboratory work includes one or more field trips.

Prerequisite: EESC 2100 and EESC 3100.


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