Aug 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Vincennes University Catalog 
2022-2023 Vincennes University Catalog

GEOS 316 - The Rock Forming Minerals

3 hrs (Offered on Demand)
Fundamental study of minerals–building blocks of solid earth. Physical and chemical characteristics of minerals, their interrelationships, introductory crystallography, descriptive mineralogy, hand specimen identification, geologic occurrence, and rock and mineral associations. Equipment and techniques of mineralogy and brief historical synopsis. Research paper on a current topic in mineralogy or in teaching methodologies is required. 3 lecture hours.

Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in GEOS 115 /115L  and CHEM 105 . Corequisite(s): GEOS 316L .