Igneous and Metamorphic Geology
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-3
The physical and chemical processes governing changes that rocks undergo as they equilibrate at different pressure and temperature conditions within the Earth. Melting, crystallization and sub-solidus recrystallization as a function of bulk composition. The role of different plate tectonic settings in controlling the pressure-temperature-composition conditions of formation of different igneous and metamorphic rocks.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 316, 310, 320.
Formerly: part of 310 and 320
Prerequisites: 205, 240.
Undergraduate course in Earth and Ocean Sciences offered by the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences in the Faculty of Science.