Rock types and their distribution within the Earth's crust are a result of tectonics, including continental rifting, seafloor spreading, subduction, obduction, and orogenic uplift and collapse. Lectures synthesize and explain major rock types in primary and secondary tectonic settings. Laboratories examine rocks and textures in hand specimens.
Prerequisite(s): Any 0.5 Earth Sciences course at the 1000 level or registration in a Major, Specialization, Honours Specialization or Professional program in the Faculty of Science or in the Basic Medical Sciences.
Extra Information: 2 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours.
Course Weight: 0.50
Subject Code: EARTHSCI
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