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GEOS 303
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology Fall 2019
Division III

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Using plate tectonics and the geologic assembly of New England as a template, this course explores the origin of crystalline rocks–volcanic, plutonic, and metamorphic–that comprise 94% of the Earth’s crust. Field and lab studies are the crux of the course, supported by experimental work and thermodynamic principles. Chemical and mineralogical compositions and rock fabrics provide evidence for crystallization environments and tectonic settings, past and present.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; discussion, three hours per week and laboratory, three hours per week; several field trips including one full day trip to central New Hampshire
Limit: none
Expected: 8
Class#: 1591
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: lab work, one hour test, and a final exam
Prerequisites: GEOS 202 or permission of instructor
Enrollment Preferences: none
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: GEOS Group C Electives - Solid Earth

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