GEOL 205 - Mineralogy

A study of minerals with emphasis on their crystal structure, chemical composition, geologic occurrence, and physical and optical properties. The course focuses on observing and understanding minerals at the macroscopic, microscopic, and sub-microscopic levels. Emphasis is on inquiry and active learning in a laboratory setting.

Prerequisite: any 100-level Geology course, Chemistry 141, or concurrent registration therein, or permission of the instructor.