Alright rock-stars, it’s time to dig out your hiking shoes, brush off your petrographic microscopes and get ready to rock. We will leave no stone unturned in this micro-credential field and lab skill course designed for 3rd and 4th-year earth sciences undergraduate students.
This course – spread over a five day period – will teach you how to identify minerals and rocks and introduce crystallography, crystal chemistry and systematic minerology. You will learn how to use polarized light microscopy and other analytical methods. And you will learn to interpret and communicate observations.
Now, if that doesn’t whet your apatite, view the in-depth learning outcomes and course descriptions provided below to learn more.
How to use a petrographic microscope
Mineral identification with the petrographic microscope
Textural Information using the petrographic microscope
Safety in the field
Rock and mineral identification in field situations
Structural geology in the field
Develop a stratigraphic column and geological history
3rd and 4th-year undergraduate students from Earth Sciences
Prerequisites: ERTH 1006, ERTH 2102
1125 Colonel By Drive