Sep 18, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GLS 346 Volcanology

3 Credit(s)


 Volcanology is the study of volcanoes, magma, lava, types of eruptions and other geological processes that can both benefit and have negative impacts on society. The study of volcanology is broad and comprises the study of any volcanic territory independently of their age and location including but not limited to monitoring active volcanoes. This course will cover the fundamental themes of the origin and evolution of magmas, their chemical and physical characteristics, and their relationship to different type of eruptions and volcanoes. Students will be introduced to theoretical concepts, will be introduced to modern investigative techniques and experience igneous rocks in the field. Three lecture hours per week. 

Prerequisites: One Geological Sciences 100-level laboratory course, or permission of Department Chairperson.