EESC 3000 Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as GEOL 13.53.
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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: Earth and Environmental Sciences 2100 or 3350.