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GEOL 3111 – Metamorphic Petrology

(3 credits) 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab

This course involves the theoretical and practical study of metamorphic rocks in hand specimen and thin section. Major topics include the description, classification and origin of metamorphic rocks. Chemical equilibrium, metamorphic textures and the relationship between regional metamorphism and tectonics are also covered.

Prerequisite: Geology 3103 and Geology 3109 with a minimum grade of C- or higher.