Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Undergraduate 2nd year – 7.5 credits, Course code GG4212
Start Spring term period 1
Language: English

The course deals with igneous and metamorphic petrology including the classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks, magmatic and metamorphic processes and their relationships with plate tectonic processes. The course includes optical microscopy, phase diagrams and fieldwork.


Course Director
Iain PitcairnIain Pitcairn
Department of Geological Sciences

Stockholm University
106 981 Stockholm


Admission requirements

Knowledge corresponding to 37.5 HP in Geology or Earth sciences, where the courses Geology and Geophysics, 15 credits, GG2201 (alternative courses Tellus – Geology, 15 credits, GG2008, Tellus II – Geology, 12.5 credits, GG4039 , Tellus III – Geology, 2.5 credits, GG4042) and Petrology (including igneous and metamorphic petrologi) 7.5 credits are includedt.


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Course literature

C. Klein and A. Philpotts, 2013
Earth Materials: Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521145213


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