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EESC 3372 Igneous Petrology (Fall: 2 )

Course Description

This course is devoted to an understanding of the petrology and petrography of igneous rocks. Lectures on the petrology of how igneous rocks form and the plate tectonic environments in which they do so will be integrated with the laboratory (EESC3373), where students use the petrographic microscope to identify the mineral phases and textures that make up these rocks. Phase diagrams will be used to help better understand the origin of igneous rock processes.

Schedule: Biennially

Instructor(s): Eric Kelly

Prerequisites: EESC2220. EESC2220 and EESC3370/3371.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17