Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2017

     

ESCI 322 001 (CRN: 16452)

EARTH CHEMISTRY & MATERIALS

Long Title: EARTH CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS
Department: Earth/Environmnt/Planetary Sci
Instructors:
Dasgupta, Rajdeep
Lee, Cin-Ty A.
Meetings:
10:00AM - 10:50AM MWF KWG 128 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
1:00PM - 3:50PM T KWG 128 (21-AUG-2017 - 1-DEC-2017) 
Session: 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:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
May not be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Prerequisites: ESCI 301 OR ESCI 115 OR ESCI 101
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 7
Enrollment data as of: 23-OCT-2021 9:36PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: Scheduled Final Exam-OTR Room
Final Exam Time:
11-DEC-2017  
9:00AM - 12:00PM M KWG 128
 
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.