Welcome, Guest . Login . Türkçe
Where Am I: Ninova / Courses / Faculty of Mines / JEO 214E - Magmatik ve Metamorfik Kayaçlar Petrografisi

JEO 214E - Magm. & Metamor. Rocks Petrog.

Course Objectives

Igneous rocks comprise almost the whole of the Earth's crust and mantle, while metamorphic rocks make up most of the continental crust. In addition, metasomatism is an important process in the evolution of the lithospheric mantle. Hence, magmatic and metamorphic rocks are of great importance to earth scientists. The aim of this course is to teach the second year students the classification, occurrence, composition, origin, and evolution of rocks formed from magmatic and metamorphic processes from mantle depths to the Earth’s surface. The course specifically focuses on the description and classification of igneous and metamorphic rocks and their origin and distribution in the lithosphere and mantle.

Course Description

For earth scientists and specifically for Geological Engineers, a basic knowledge of petrograpy of the magmatic (igneous) & metamorphic rocks is of crucial importance because it can provide them with vital information about nomenclature and classification of various magmatic and metamorphic rocks, basic terminology and a number of other important issues e.g. understanding the origin of minerals and rocks, tectonic setting in which they occur and their geological evolution.

Course Coordinator
Mehmet Keskin
Mehmet Keskin
Course Language
Courses . Help . About
Ninova is an ITU Office of Information Technologies Product. © 2024