Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Smith is an excellent resource in the Earth and Ocean Sciences Department. His background and degree in Chemistry make this course very easy to understand. However, do not underestimate this course - you will be spending alot of time in the laboratory analyzing mineral (and sometimes rock) specimens. This course is a requirement for the Geology Bachelor's Degree.
Mineral identification, Crystallography, Crystalline Structure, Chemical formula of minerals, Field trip to Raleigh (mid-semester)
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Read everything. Always keep your hand lens on you (preferably attached to a keychain and on your key ring).