Igneous Petrology

Igneous Petrology
Origin and evolution of magmas, emphasizing trace element and isotopic compositions and intensive properties as calculated from mineral compositions.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 4.0 Lecture, 3.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesGeol 352 or equivalent.
 TaughtFall odd years
Course Outcomes


Identify the nature and causes of volcanic eruptions.


Understand the link between tectonic setting and igneous rock composition.

Minerals and Intensive Parameters

Explain how mineral compositions can be used to deduce intensive parameters

Analytical Geochemistry

Understand the use of analytical equipment and interpretation of analytical data

Petrologic Modeling

Develop quantitative skills using calculations in a spreadsheet to model igneous processes.

Presentation Skills

Refine ability to make oral and written presentations.