Mineralogy and Petrology
Syllabus, Master's level, 1MP000
- Education cycle
- Second cycle
- Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
- Earth Science A1F
- Grading system
- Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Finalised by
- The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 28 April 2010
- Responsible department
- Department of Earth Sciences
120 credits including minimum 90 credits in Earth Science, alternatively 90 credits in Physics combined with 30 credits in Earth Science. In addition, knowledge and skills corresponding to Dynamic Earth Systems Global Change 10 credits and Analytical Methods in Earth Science.
After the course, students should be able to
- demonstrate systematically relationships between structure and chemical and physical properties of different minerals and mineralogical groups
- understand and use mineralogical analytical methods, such as X-ray diffraction, microprobe analysis, optical mineralogy and scanning electron microscopy
- calculate petrological phase equilibria from thermodynamic principles
- determine type and evolution of rock using petrographic microscope
- understand and describe magmatic and metamorphic petrology from a plate-tectonic point of view.
Systematic mineralogy and mineral chemistry, including crystal-chemical structure and physical properties of different mineralogical groups. Analytical methodology and exercises in mineralogy, including X-ray diffraction, microprobe analysis, optical mineralogy and scanning electron microscopy. Determination of petrological phase equilibria in melts and solid phases using numerical exercises in thermodynamics. Exercises in petrographic microscopy. Magmatic and metamorphic petrology from a plate-tectonics point of view.
Lectures, laboratory experiments, individual projects, seminars and field course. Participation in lectures, seminars and practicals is compulsory.
Examination during the course and at the end of the course. Moreover, the compulsory field course, laboratory work, project work and seminars must also be approved. Possible course grades are U (failed), 3, 4 or 5. A student who fails may try again in the beginning of the spring semester.
Examination: Mineralogy 6 ECTS-credits and Petrology 9 ECTS-credits.
- Reading list valid from Spring 2022
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2021
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2020
- Reading list valid from Spring 2020
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2019
- Reading list valid from Spring 2017
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2016
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2014, version 2
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2014, version 1
- Reading list valid from Autumn 2013
- Reading list valid from Spring 2008