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GLS 322 Petrology

4 Credit(s)
Basic concepts and principles related to the genesis and evolution of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks, their relation to plate tectonics and magmatic processes are studied through a combination of lectures and interspersed experiential activities. Activities include rock classification and identification using hand specimens, thin and polished sections, as well as interpretations of phase, discrimination and other types of descriptive diagrams in a project-oriented, experiential format. Three lecture hours and three hours of laboratory per week. Local required field trips during the school week or weekend. Prerequisite: GLS 221  or permission of Department Chairperson.