Combined rock and mineral course with focus on environmental issues and applications. Introduction to mineralogic and petrologic concepts relevant to environmental geoscience pursuits. Foundations of mineralogy and crystallography, key mineral groups, foundations of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rock systems. Mineralogy of environmental systems such as soils, marine environments, aerosols, mines, and radioactive wastes. Overview of analysis methods used for environmental geoscience applications. One full-day field trip required. Prerequisites: EPSc 201, Chem 111A or AP Chem score of 4; or permission of instructor. Both EPS 336 and EPS 352 may be taken for credit, but only one may count towards the EPS or EES majors and minors.
Course Attributes: FA NSMBU SCIAR NSMAS NSM
Section 01Minerals and Rocks in the Environment
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