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

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GEOL 475 - Petrography and Petrogenesis

Petrogenetic, hand specimen, and thin section study of igneous, metamorphic, or sedimentary rocks. Three hours lecture and four hours laboratory or field work per week plus required field trips. GEOL 475 and GEOL 575 are layered courses; students may not receive credit for both. Offered in alternate years.

Prerequisite: GEOL 346.

Credits: (5)

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

  • Describe geochemical cycles of water and carbon in terms of their principle reservoirs, residence times in those reservoirs and fluxes between major reservoirs.
  • Describe in their own words the laws of thermodynamics.
  • Carry out a supervised geochemical study.
  • Describe basic concepts in water and soil chemistry, including controls on pH, acid-base reactions, and cation and anion concentrations.
  • Given an environmental geochemical problem, students can describe the geochemical techniques (isotopes, trace elements, etc.) which might be used to address that problem.
  • Read and critically discuss a research article on a current topic in environmental geochemistry.

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