Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

ESCI 322 - EARTH CHEMISTRY & MATERIALS

Long Title: EARTH CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Credit Hours: 4
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Prerequisite(s): ESCI 101 OR ESCI 115 OR ESCI 301
Description: This course introduces rock-forming processes related to the chemical and physical differentiation of the solid Earth into its main reservoirs: continental crust, oceanic crust, mantle, and core. Beginning with the bulk Earth and an overview of the chemical and petrologic properties of the rocks that make up each of these reservoirs. The basic principles of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology will be presented in the context of the rock cycle, plate tectonics, as well as the origin of economically and societally important ore deposits. A laboratory and field trip, where students will see petrologic principles applied, will be required. Prerequisites ESCI 101, ESCI 115 or ESCI 301 can be taken concurrently or with permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite(s): MATH 101 and MATH 102, CHEM 121 or CHEM 151.