EARTH 412 - Geochemistry of the Solid Earth
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Earth and Environmental Sciences (EARTH)
Department: LSA Earth & Environmental Sciences
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Enforced Prerequisites:
EARTH (GEOSCI) 315.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

Petrology is the study of the origins of rocks. Emphasis is placed on igneous and metamorphic rocks in this course. The evidence for the deep crustal and upper mantle sources of igneous rocks is traced using petrographic, geochemical, and phase diagrammatic observations. In metamorphic petrology the response of metamorphites to changes in pressure, temperature, and fluid composition will be evaluated, primarily using petrographic and phase equilibrium data. Plate tectonic processes will be tied in to the origin and evolution of many igneous and metamorphic rocks. Some comparisons with extra-terrestrial igneous petrology will be made. The lectures are coordinated with microscopic laboratories using optical techniques to identify and evaluate mineral assemblages. The grade is determined through a combination of midterms, laboratory exams, and a final.

REQUIRED TEXT: Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology by Best.

EARTH 412 - Geochemistry of the Solid Earth
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
22357
Open
25
 
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002 (LAB)
P
23230
Open
25
 
-
 
008 (LAB)
P
22360
Open
10
 
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