AHS325 - Rocks and Minerals

General

Prefix
AHS
Course Number
325
Course ID
00150548
Course Level
Undergraduate
Instruction Mode
Lecture
Department(s)
Atmospheric & Hydrologic Sciences
Description
Physical and chemical properties of minerals, and igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Hand-sample identification. Prereq.: AHS 220, CHEM 210.
Cross Listed Courses

Prerequisites

Credits

Min
4
Max
4
Repeatable
No

Goals and Diversity

MN Goal Course
No
MN Goal Designation(s)
-
Cultural Diversity
No

Learning Outcomes

Outcome
Students will test, describe, and identify rocks and minerals in hand samples.
Outcome
Students will discuss and use the classification of rocks and minerals according to standard schemes.
Outcome
Students will relate mineral properties to crystal structure.
Outcome
Students will use phase diagrams as they relate to the origin of rocks and minerals.
Outcome
Students will demonstrate an understanding of the genesis of igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks.
Outcome
Students will use microscopes to study rock and mineral samples in drill cuttings.

Dependencies

No dependencies