Whole Earth Geochemistry

Course Number: 
SIO 251
Course Description: 

A geochemical overview of Earth materials and chemical processes involved in the Earth’s evolution. Topics include formation and differentiation of the Earth, linkages between the solid Earth and the atmosphere/ hydrosphere, and isotope and trace element composition of igneous and metamorphic rocks. Graduate students, additionally, must submit a term paper in one aspect of work discussed during the quarter to be presented orally in class.

Prerequisites: 
graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Number of Units: 
4