Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2015


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ESCI 322 001 (CRN: 10934)


Department: *Earth Science*
Lee, Cin-Ty
Dasgupta, Rajdeep
10:00AM - 10:50AM MWF (24-AUG-2015 - 4-DEC-2015) 
1:00PM - 3:59PM T (24-AUG-2015 - 4-DEC-2015) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Distribution Group: Distribution Group III
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 4
Course Syllabus:
Prerequisites: ESCI 301
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 10
Enrollment data as of: 19-MAY-2024 2:08AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: Final Exam Unknown
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. Prerequisite ESCI 301 can be taken concurrently. Recommended prerequisite(s): MATH 101 and MATH 102, CHEM 121 or CHEM 151.