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Introduction to Petrology EASC 205 (3)

Optical phenomena related to the use of the polarizing microscope in the identification of minerals in thin section. Petrogenesis and classification of igneous sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Hand specimen and thin section identification of rocks and minerals. Prerequisite: EASC 202, CHEM 122, PHYS 102 or 121 or 126 or 141, and PHYS 130 or 132 and 133 (unless PHYS 141 taken). All with a grade of C- or better.