GLG 211 Chemistry of Earth Systems (3)

Material presented serves as the basis for dynamic links with upper-division courses within the department. The chemical evolution of the Earth is presented spanning all pressure and temperature conditions. Major geological processes are discussed with respect to the chemical principles controlling the distribution of elements and mass, e.g., crustal genesis, metamorphism, metasomatism, formation of the atmosphere and oceans, diagenesis, hydrothermal processes, and low-temperature chemical weathering.

Prerequisite: any 100-level, 3 credit hour GLG course.

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