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School of Science & Engineering: Geological Sciences > Course Descriptions

GLG314 Petrology

Study of the igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks that form the solid earth. Rock composition, classification, distribution and origin. Volcanic, tectonic and other environments of rock formation. Phase diagrams, age dating, and rock chemistry. Laboratory microscope study of thin sections. Field trips.

Credits

  • 4

Attributes

  • Liberal Arts

Restrictions

  • May not be enrolled in the following class: Freshman

Prerequisites

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