Igneous Petrology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Igneous Petrology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geology, Paleontology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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  • Overview

    Course Description
    ID and classification of volcanic and plutonic igneous rocks. Introduction to
    igneous petrogenesis. Introduction to (1) hand specimens of all major
    igneous rock types; (2) the petrographic microscope and its application to
    the ID and description of magmatic rocks and minerals of igneous rocks; and
    (3) major element geochemical data manipulation and interpretation.

    Learning Outcomes
    Students will learn how and in which type of tectonic environments the
    major types of igneous rocks form and basic principles of igneous petrology
    and petrogenesis; how to examine, describe and identify igneous rocks and
    rock-forming minerals in hand specimen and in thin section; and how to
    manipulate and interpret whole rock geochemical data

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