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    Western Michigan University
  Jan 18, 2018
Undergraduate Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GEOS 3010 - Minerals and Rocks

This course is a one semester introduction to the materials making up the earth, emphasizing hand specimen mineralogy and petrology. Topics will include basic crystallography, physical and chemical properties of minerals, mineral and rock description and identification, chemical and physical properties of rocks, rock genesis, and economic uses of rock and mineral resources. A field trip may be required.

Prerequisites & Corequisites: Prerequisites: (CHEM 1100 and CHEM 1110) and (GEOS 1000 or GEOS 1300 or GEOG 1050) and (GEOS 1310 or GEOS 2000). GEOS 1310 or GEOS 2000 may be taken concurrently.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: Will not count toward a major in Geology.
Lecture Hours - Laboratory Hours: (3 - 2)
When Offered: Spring

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