Students must be able to recognize and describe the main rock types of the earth's crust, to classify them according to modern classification schemes is based on mineralogical and chemical; describe in general terms the processes that have led to their genesis.
Acquisition of the knowledge and advanced capacity of understanding mineralogical-petrographic data and technical language, aimed to the determination of the structural and compositional features of the rocks. Acquisition of the skills necessary for the application of the base knowledge to the identification, classification and characterization of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentalry rocks.
Petrography and petrology, basic concepts; composition, structure and classification of igneous rocks; generation and differentiation of magmas; magmatic petrotectonic association. Sedimentary rocks: basic concepts and methodology; classification of sedimentary rocks. Definition, conditions and types of metamorphism; metamorphic process and metamorphic rocks.
Hand sample and thin section identification and description of the structural and mineralogical features of the main magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Characterization and classification of the main magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks through the elaboration of structural and mineralogical data. Handling and interpretation of geochemical data aimed to the petrographic characterization of the rocks.
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