EA3130 - Advanced Petrology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Science and Engineering
This is an advanced subject in the petrology and geochemistry of igneous and metamorphic
rocks. The subject provides an overview of petrological processes in magmatic and
metamorphic environments with thermodynamic and geochemical tools. The subject also
covers the various magmatic and metamorphic processes in relation to plate tectonics
and the evolution of the Earth.
- Recall the processes operating to produce igneous activity in various tectonic settings;
- Demonstrate knowledge of geochemical and isotopic approaches to monitoring magmatic
- Explain the key processes involved in magma differentiation;
- Discuss the main concepts and physical controls of crustal metamorphism;
- Summarise the relationship between geotherm and P-T path;
- Systematically describe, in conjunction with the phase rule, the role of fluids and
whole rock composition on metamorphic reactions.
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Carl Spandler.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 39 hours practicals
- 6 hours fieldwork
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (50%); quizzes or tests (10%); tutorial attendance and participation (20%); assignments (20%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest