Course Description

Course Name

Petrology and Structural Geology

Session: VCPF3121

Hours & Credits

36 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

Course entry requirements: GEO2001F, GEO2004S

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course outline:
This course covers key concepts in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary petrology in combination with structural geology as follows: interpreting major and trace element and isotope variations in igneous rocks; origin and evolution of the major magma series; thermodynamics, kinetics and chemography of metamorphic reactions; tectonic setting of metamorphic terrains; principles of interpretations and classification of continental and marine sedimentary environments; fault related folding, fold and thrust systems, kinematic principles and section balancing; ductile deformation.

*Course content subject to change