EA3100 - Igneous Petrology and Processes
|Student Contribution Band:
||Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)
An advanced course in the petrology, mineralogy 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 association on Earth and their 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 interpretation of rock;
- introduction to the application of trace element and isotopic geochemistry to igneous
- understand how global tectonics work and influence crustal growth of Earth.
||AT LEAST 12 CREDITS AT LEVEL 2 INCLUDING EA2220
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Cassian Pirard
||Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler.
- 25 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
- 8 hours fieldwork
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); essays (20%); assignments (20%).
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and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest