GEOL 0300

Introduction to Petrology

Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
An introduction to processes involved in the formation of igneous and metamorphic rocks. The first half of the course includes inquiry into the classification, plate tectonic setting, and evolution of volcanic and plutonic igneous rocks. The second half includes study of progressive metamorphism, the pressure-temperature- time history of metamorphic rocks, and the relation between metamorphism and plate tectonics. Labs will include thin section studies of igneous and metamorphic rocks, as well as field trips in Vermont and the Adirondacks. (GEOL 0211) 3 hrs. lect., 3 hrs. lab/field trips
Natural Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ECSC 0300


Spring 2019

GEOL0300A-S19 Lecture (Walowski)
GEOL0300Z-S19 Lab (Walowski)

Spring 2017

GEOL0300A-S17 Lecture (Walowski)
GEOL0300Z-S17 Lab (Walowski)

Fall 2014

GEOL0300A-F14 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-F14 Lab (Coish)

Fall 2012

GEOL0300A-F12 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-F12 Lab (Coish)

Fall 2010

GEOL0300A-F10 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-F10 Lab (Coish)

Fall 2007

GEOL0300A-F07 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-F07 Lab (Coish)

Spring 2006

GEOL0300A-S06 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-S06 Lab (Coish)

Spring 2004

GEOL0300A-S04 Lecture (Coish)
GEOL0300Z-S04 Lab (Coish)