IT-distance – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4150
Start Fall/Spring term period 1
Language: English

The course focus on the application of geochemistry, isotope geology, thermodynamics and numerical modeling to the study of igneous and metamorphic petrogenesis.

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Course Director
Alasdair Skelton, Geological Sciences, Photo: Eva DalinAlasdair Skelton 
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in Geology or Geoscience, where the courses Tellus I 30 credits (GG2003) and Tellus II 22.5 credits (GG4033), alternatively Geology 30 credits (GG2006) must be included, and 7.5 credits in Structural Geology (GG4032/GG4132) and 15 credits in Mineralogy and petrology (GG4019/GG4029/GG4141/GG4142/ GG4143/GG4144).


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Course literature

J. D. Winter, 2013
Principles of igneous and metamorphic petrology
Pearson New International Edition
ISBN10: 1292021535
ISBN13: 9781292021539


A.R. Philpotts och J.J. Ague, 2009
Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
ISBN10: 0521880068
ISBN13: 9780521880060


Examination is based on a written/oral assessment at the end of the course. Assessment criteria are:

A = Excellent
B = Very good
C = Good
D = Satisfactory
E = Sufficient
Fx = Insufficient
F = Entirely insufficient

The assessment criteria will be outlined at the start of the course. To pass the course, a minimum grade E is necessary.

Department of Geological Sciences
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