2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Apr 21, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOL 220 - Mineralogy

Credits: 4
Study of the classification, physical and chemical properties, and crystallography of minerals found in rocks, ore deposits and soils. Identification of hand samples. Study of associations of minerals in geologic environments.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the relationships between chemical composition, mineral structure, and mineral properties.
  2. Examine the properties of the six crystal classes and basic crystal forms associated with them.
  3. Analyze rock and ore forming minerals covered in the course in terms of chemistry, mineral structure, and physical properties.
  4. Examine major rock and ore forming minerals in hand samples and by a polarizing optical microscope.
  5. Identify mineral associations and genesis in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks.
  6. Assess mineral growth processes in selected geologic settings.

Prerequisite: MATH 127  and CHEM 121  and either GEOL 100  or GEOL 101 ; all courses with a grade of C or above.
Corequisite: None
Graded: Letter Grade

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