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Syllabus for GLY 4300 Petrology Dr. Andrew Macfarlane, Department of Earth and Environment Spring semester, 2017 Class time: Tuesday-Thursday 2:00-3:15 Office: AHC5, room 379 Phone: 348-3980 Email: [email protected] Required text : Frost and Frost, Essentials of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. Cambridge University Press, 2014. This course is a general introduction to the features of the igneous and metamorphic rocks, the processes that form them and the ways in which the study of rocks can provide insights into Earth processes and history. The petrology of sedimentary rocks is examined in-depth in a separate course in the department. Learning Outcomes: Students will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of the processes of formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks, including chemical, biological and physical processes. Students will demonstrate the ability to differentiate igneous and metamorphic rocks using mineral, chemical and phase equilibrium diagrams.
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