2018-2019 University Catalogue 
    
    Jul 16, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalogue

GEOL 301 - Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology


Deals with the origin and evolution of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Petrology and melting of the mantle are examined, and the origin and differentiation of magmas in different tectonic settings are explored. Metamorphic rocks are examined using mineral assemblages, metamorphic facies, and thermobarometry with the goal of understanding the crustal history of mountain building. These topics are unified by concepts of plate tectonics. May include a weekend field trip.

Credits: 1.00
Corequisite: GEOL 301L  
Prerequisites: GEOL 201  
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Liberal Arts CORE: None
Formerly: GEOL 202


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