EA3100 - Igneous Petrology and Processes
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
An advanced course in the petrology and geochemistry of igneous rocks. The subject
provides an overview of petrological processes in magmatic environments with thermodynamic
and geochemical tools. The subject material also covers various magmatic associations
on Earth and the relation to plate tectonics and the evolution of the Earth.
- obtain an advanced understanding of igneous petrology and the application of geochemistry
to magmatic environments;
- application of igneous petrology to understand the geodynamics of modern Earth;
- further develop skills for identifying minerals, rocks and associated textures under
the microscope, and apply these skills to making petrogenetic interpretations of rock;
- introduction to the application of trace element and isotopic geochemistry to igneous
- understand how global tectonics work and influence crustal growth on Earth.
||AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING EA2220
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler.
- 26 hours lectures
- 39 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (10%); essays (20%); assignments (20%).
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