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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 346 - Mineralogy

Physical, chemical, and crystallographic properties, and occurrence of minerals. Examination and description of hand specimens and crystal models. Theory and practice in optical mineralogy and X-ray diffraction. Four lectures and three hours laboratory per week.

Prerequisites: (either GEOL 201 or GEOL 202 or GEOL 203), and GEOL 320, and (CHEM 111 or CHEM 181).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Identify and document observations of common and important minerals based on hand specimen, petrographic microscope, and X-ray diffraction methods.
  • Apply mineral composition and structure to interpret mineral formation conditions.
  • Synthesize observations to present a scientific interpretation of the formation and hi tory of a rock or mineral sample in written and oral formal.

Learner Outcomes Approval Date:

Anticipated Course Offering Terms and Locations:
Winter Locations: Ellensburg

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