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    Skidmore College
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
Catalog 2017-2018 
  
Catalog 2017-2018
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GE 209 - Earth Materials


Credits: 4
An exploration of the nature, compositions, and origins of Earth materials (i.e., rocks, minerals, mineraloids) that are central to understanding Earth system history. Students will study the attributes of the minerals, rocks, and soils of Earth's lithosphere focusing on petrogenic processes within the context of the tectonic history of North America. Field and laboratory work will provide students with the skills and metholologies required to prepare Earth materials for study and to conduct their own petrographic analyses. Lectures, discussions, and in-class student team presentations teach the concepts and insights required to interpret petrogenic processes and tectonic environments of Earth materials.
Prerequisites: GE 101.
Note(s): Three hours of lecture, three hours of lab per week.



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