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Fall 2022 Earth and Environmental Sciences GU4113 section 001

Call Number 11586
Day & Time
TR 8:40am-9:55am
506 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Day & Time
T 2:40pm-4:40pm
506 Schermerhorn Hall [SCH]
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Yves Moussallam
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Prerequisites: introductory geology or the equivalent, elementary college physics and chemistry, or the instructors permission. Minerals come in dazzling colors, amazing shapes and with interesting optical effects. But mineralogy is also an essential tool for the understanding of Earth evolution. Minerals represent fundamental building blocks of the Earth system and planetary bodies. Minerals form through geological and biological processes such as igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary from high to low temperatures, from the deep interior to the Earth’s surface and related to volcanism, tectonics, weathering, climate and life. Minerals are one of our most important sources of information on such processes through Earth’s history. Minerals also represent important natural resources and are fundamental to the global economy and modern technology as we know it. The goal of this class is to (1) understand the physical and chemical properties of minerals, (2) learn techniques of mineral identification with an emphasis on optical mineralogy, (3) understand the relationship between minerals and the broader geological context.
Web Site Vergil
Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Enrollment 12 students (15 max) as of 8:04AM Saturday, October 1, 2022
Subject Earth and Environmental Sciences
Number GU4113
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Section key 20223EESC4113W001

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