Jul 13, 2024  
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Graduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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GEOL 5120 - Earth Materials and Resources


An introduction to minerals and rocks, emphasizing common varieties and those important as mineral resources.

Requisites:
Credit Hours: 4
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 2.0 lecture, 2.0 laboratory
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to identify samples of the common rock-forming minerals.
  • Be familiar with the common ore-forming minerals and the geologic settings in which they form.
  • Graduate students are expected to perform at a higher level than their undergraduate colleagues.
  • Graduate students will give an oral presentation on one rock or mineral group.
  • Graduate students will write a 10-page term paper on the rock or mineral group that they present orally.
  • Know the essential chemical and textural characteristics of the common rock-forming minerals.
  • Know the igneous rock classification well enough to be able to identify the common igneous rock types.
  • Know the metamorphic rock classification well enough to be able to identify the common metamorphic rock types.
  • Know the sedimentary rock classification well enough to be able to identify the common sedimentary rock types.
  • On each class examination, graduate students will answer two essay questions for which undergraduates are not responsible.
  • Understand the geological controls on the genesis of the common rock-forming minerals.
  • Understand the processes by which igneous rocks form and the settings in which they occur.
  • Understand the processes by which metamorphic rocks form and the settings in which they occur.
  • Understand the processes by which sedimentary rocks form and the settings in which they occur.



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