Additional Course Outline Information
This course is designed to examine the nature, origin, and interpretation of igneous rocks and mineral assemblages as well as the magmatic processes that have produced these materials. Additionally, it aims to develop an understanding of the petrological evolution of the crustal lithosphere within a modern plate dynamic framework. Students taking this course will receive a broad grounding in the experimental, petrographical and geochemical aspects of igneous petrogenesis and magmatic processes. In the second term, emphasis will be given to the petrological aspects of volcanology which will benefit those students wishing to do volcanological research. This course consists of two lectures and one laboratory class per week for the second semester.