Syll_Fa_05 - Geology 314: Mineralogy Fall, 2005 Credit...

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Geology 314: Mineralogy Fall, 2005 Credit hours: 4 units Instructor: Aley El-Din El-Shazly Office: SCI 131 e-mail : ; Tel: 696-6756 Lectures: T, Th 9:30 – 10:45 Lab : W: 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. For the labs, please plan on spending a minimum of 2 extra hours each week, working on your samples/ thin sections. You are all majors, and you do need to become experts in mineral id! Office hours: M, T, W, Th: 11:00 – 12:00, T, W: 3:00 – 4:00, or by appointment . You could always send me e-mail, and I will get back to you as soon as possible. I also have an open door policy, if you cannot make it to my office hours, and I'm in my office between 9:00 and 4:00 p.m., it doesn't hurt to check with me; . .. if I'm free, I'll be more than happy to help you. I strongly encourage you to come and talk to me if you have any problems with the class, so that we can solve them early on! General Course objectives: (1) To develop a basic understanding of (i) chemical bonding and internal structure of minerals, (ii) principles of crystallography, (iii) techniques used for identification of minerals, (2) To develop the ability to identify minerals in hand-specimen and thin section; (3) To understand the different processes of mineral formation; and (4) to develop some appreciation for the application of mineral science to everyday life. Textbooks: The textbook for this course is "Introduction to Mineralogy" by William Nesse, 2000. This excellent textbook is required ! The lab manual: “Petrography of Igneous & Metamorphic Rocks” by Anthony Philpotts (1989) is highly recommended . You will need to buy it anyway for your Ig-Met class, so might as well buy it now! Prerequisites : Geol 110 or 200, Chem 211, 212 . Please go over the electronic structure of atoms and Bonding before this class! Grading: 2 Tests (Mid-terms) 30%, Final Exam: 30%, Labs (including 2 lab tests & several HW assignments + field trip report) 30%, Lab project: 10%. The final exam will be comprehensive, and will include a few essay type questions as well as short answer (e.g. Compare and contrast; Give reasons for , . .... etc.). The short answer and objective type questions are designed to evaluate your level of understanding and overall knowledge of the subject matter. The few essay
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