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ESCI 33000 - Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology

Course Credit: 1.25
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Igneous and metamorphic processes govern the rock cycle, from the formation of rocks at mid-ocean ridges, through subduction, collision, and continental rifting. Petrologic concepts help us understand the Earth system and societally relevant issues, like natural hazards and resources. This course uses fundamental physical and chemical concepts to analyze the formation and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Topics include classification and description, structures, phase diagrams, and thermodynamics. Emphasis on optical, petrographic, geochemical methods. Three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory weekly. Prerequisite(s): ESCI-20500 (or GEOL-20800); ESCI-33000L [MNS]