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From Petrology to Petrogenesis (GEOL0002)

Key information

Faculty
Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Teaching department
Earth Sciences
Credit value
15
Restrictions
N/A

Alternative credit options

There are no alternative credit options available for this module.

Description

This course provides an introduction to petrology and will aim:

• to introduce the principal building blocks of the Earth Sciences: rocks, minerals and their composition, formation and origins;

• to summarise the formation of the elements at the Big Bang and distribution of the elements throughout both the solar system and the periodic table;

• to show how elements combine to produce crystal forms, introducing the principles of crystallography and mineralogy;

• to demonstrate how minerals combine to form rocks;

• to outline the petrogenesis and variety of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.

The course will provide the student with a fundamental knowledge of rocks and minerals plus a knowledge of the available tools for their identification and the scientific language used in their description.

 

Module deliveries for 2020/21 academic year

Intended teaching term: Term 2     Undergraduate (FHEQ Level 4)

Teaching and assessment

Mode of study
Face-to-face
Delivery includes
Field Trips
Methods of assessment
50% Unseen two-hour written examination
40% Field notebooks
10% Practical
Mark scheme
Numeric Marks

Other information

Number of students on module in previous year
62
Module leader
Professor Adrian Jones
Who to contact for more information
adrian.jones@ucl.ac.uk

Last updated

This module description was last updated on 5th March 2020.