GEOS 303
Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Last Offered Spring 2021
Division III
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

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. This course is in the Solid Earth group for the Geosciences major.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; Discussion, three hours per week and laboratory, two hours per week; several field trips during lab hours.
Limit: 10
Expected: 7
Class#: 5101
Grading: yes 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: GEOS majors
Distributions: Division III
Attributes: GEOS Group C Electives - Solid Earth

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