Nov 19, 2019  
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 
    
Graduate Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PGEOG 70567 - Science of Rocks – Petrology


Composition, distribution, and origin of rocks, their scientific description and systematic classification with the focus on the rocks of the New York Metro area. Topics include rock microscopy; field observations of rocks and the relation to the principles of geology; interpretation of geologic maps; lithospheric rock cycle in the context of plate tectonics and earth evolution; and the geology of New York City and its relationship to urban issues. Recommended for earth science students and others interested in the study and uses of rock. There will be an additional charge for local transportation.

prereq: GEOL 10100 or an equivalent course in introductory geology.
Hours 45 hrs including conference,
Credits 3 cr
Course pending Senate approval. Courses cover geographic methods and techniques, and are divided into geographic information science, quantitative and qualitative research methods, remote sensing and cartography. Check with the department during the middle of the prior term for tentative course schedule including list of special topics.