Course Code: 5640210
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(1-4)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. MEHMET CEMAL GÖNCÜOĞLU
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640213
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE210 PETROGRAPHY .

Course Objective

Provide students with knowledge in fundamentals of petrography with emphasis on descriptive and systematic aspects. Laboratory work includes description and identification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks mesoscopic and microscopic scale. Field observation aims the identification of above rocks at their natural exposures.

Course Content

Description of rocks. General classification of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks (particularly for field use). Identification of common rocks in hand specimens and under the petrographic microscope.

Learning Outcomes

-understanding how petrological processes interrelate with each other -using knowledge from various courses in an integrated manner in petrography -learning how to systematically identify rocks - recognizing interrelationships in petrographical and petrological problems -organizing petrological and petrographical information into meaningful categories -obtaining a basic knowledge in the area of petrography which you may use in practice of geological engineering -using some basic scientific tools to measure natural phenomena