GEOL-316   Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology

This course addresses the origin, emplacement, occurrence and tectonic context of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Mineral and rock compositions and chemistry, textures, classifications and phase relationships are studied. The principles of Optical Mineralogy and use of the petrographic microscope is emphasized in lecture and lab. Lab work utilizes the petrographic microscope and hand samples for rock and mineral descriptions and genetic interpretations. Laboratory. Prerequisite: Geology 215.