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GY211 – Earth as a Chemical System

Study of the earth as a chemical system where a limited number of elements react over a range of geologic conditions to form igneous, sedimentary and etamorphic rocks characterized by unique mineral assemblages. Topics covered include processes driving rock-forming reactions, where they take place, and why certain minerals are associated with each rock type. Also included is a study of the chemistry, crystallography and identification of silicate and other common minerals based on their physical, optical and diffractive properties. Field and lab projects enable students to build upon their knowledge of Rocky Mountain geology. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Scientific Investigation of the Natural World requirement.

Prerequisite: Geology 130 or 140;CH 107.


TermBlockTitleInstructorLocationStudent Limit/ AvailableUpdated
Fall 2018 Block 4 Earth as a Chemical System Henry Fricke, Emily Pope Tutt Science Building 107 32/13 12/11/2018