ESS322H1: Igneous Petrology

Hours: 
24L/36P

An overview of the nature and origin of igneous rocks, with particular emphasis on the interpretation of textures and mineral assemblages as they reflect rock-forming processes. Topics include the physical and chemical properties of magma, origin, and evolution of different magmatic series in specific igneous/tectonic environments, geochemical and isotopic characteristics of igneous rocks, and the assimilation, fractionation & crystallization processes.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Science
Breadth Requirements: 
The Physical and Mathematical Universes (5)