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Undergraduate Course Details
Number GLS 337
Title Sedimentary Petrology and Petrography
Credits 4.0
Prerequisites GLS201 or permission of Department Chairperson


This course is intended to serve as an in-depth investigation into the genesis, classification and interpretation of sedimentary rocks. Students learn to analyze and collect data from both hand samples and thin sections, and to interpret that data for classification, provenance and tectonic setting. Theoretical information will enable them to understand the geological significance of sedimentary rock distribution. Three lecture hours and three laboratory hours per week.