GEOL 2103 – Minerals and Rocks
(3 credits – TG) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
This course focuses on the identification of rocks and rock forming minerals in hand sample and under the binocular microscope. Included are rock classification schemes; the interpretation of rock textures and structures; an introduction to the petrographic microscope; orthoscopic optical techniques and elementary petrography.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 1201 and Geology 1103 with a minimum grade of “C-” or higher or departmental approval.