Metamorphic Petrology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Metamorphic Petrology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    gneous Petrology EAES 302

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Identification and classification of metamorphic rocks. Introduction to metamorphic petrogenesis. Introduction to hand specimens of metamorphic rocks and their protoliths and use of petrographic microscope for identifying and describing metamorphic minerals and rocks.

    Course Objectives
    Students will learn how and in which type of tectonic environments the major types of metamporhic rocks form and basic principles of metamorphic petrology/petrogenesis; how to examine, describe and identify metamorpphic rocks and rock-forming minerals in hand specimen and thin section.

    Petrology: Igneous, Sedimentary, and Metamorphic by Harvey Blatt, Robert Tracy, and Brent Owens (2006)

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