GEOL 3313 Syllabus 2014 - GEOL3313.1 Metamorphic Petrology...

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GEOL3313.1 Metamorphic Petrology Syllabus 2012 Instructor : J.V. Owen Contact Information : Office - S417 Scheduled office hours: Tu/Th. 10:00-12:00; Wed/Th. 14:30-15:30. Tel. 420-5745 Email: [email protected] Preamble This course introduces you to salient aspects of the description and interpretation of metamorphic rocks Emphasis is placed on the study of the most informative metamorphic rocks: metapelites, metabasites, and impure metacarbonate rocks Labs will involve the use of the petrographic (polarizing) microscope, and desktop computers for some quantitative work You should reacquaint yourself immediately with the physical & optical properties of the common rock-forming minerals , and their composition I will attempt to minimize overlap with related subjects (Structural Geology; Tectonics) TEXTBOOK = John D. Winter (2nd edition) An Introduction to Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology. (Prentice-Hall) Note that the Met. section of this book closely follows Yardley, BWD. An Introduction to Metamorphic Petrology, but offers a more detailed treatment of this material ASSESSMENT Midterm examinations (2; scheduled by majority vote in class, at least 1 week before each midterm): 15% each Labs: 30% Final examination (scheduled by registrar): 40% MATERIAL COVERED ON ALL EXAMINATIONS WILL BE CUMULATIVE , i.e., will be based on information discussed in class since the beginning of the course, but will be weighted on the material most recently covered in class (i.e., since the previous exam, if there was one)
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  • Winter '14
  • VictorOwen
  • Petrology, Metamorphic rocks, Progressive metamorphism

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