Minor in Environmental Geology {23-24} - Mineralogy and Petrology

Course Code
GEOS 303  Credits
Title Mineralogy and Petrology 
Prerequisite GEOS 109 or 209L 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course introduces students to the crystal structure, composition, and occurrence of minerals and to the interpretation of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. It examines how rocks and minerals form, focusing specifically on chemical and structural character of minerals, phase relationships among minerals, and on how the textural and compositional features of rock reveal Earth's past and present. This course includes 3 hours lab per week (GEOS 303L) which must be taken concurrently. Pre-requisite = GEOS 109 or 209L.