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Rock Forming Minerals (RFM)
1 RFM I: Olivine and Spinel Microscope Introduction  
2 RFM II: Feldspars Minerals I  
3 RFM III: Pyroxenes Minerals I  
4 RFM IV: Pyriboles Minerals II  
Thermodynamics
5 1-Energy Functions-E-S-V and G-T-P-X Minerals II  
6 P-T-X Phase Diagrams

Gibbs Phase Rule

Minerals III  
7 2-Exchange Reactions and Equilibrium Constants Textures Problem set 1: Exchange reactions
8 3-Earth’s Outer Mantle - Phase Relations and Variation with Tectonic Setting Mantle Rocks  
Petrology
9 Mantle Rock Types and Processes

Pyroxene Thermobarometry

Basalt  
10 Serpentine Stability - Recycling of Mantle

Origin of Mantle Rocks - Igneous vs. Metamorphic Processes

Lab Review  
11 4-Melting and Crystallization Processes

T-X-X Phase Diagrams (3 Components) Freezing/Melting in Crust and Mantle

Lab Midterm Exam Problem set 2: Using phase diagrams
12 5-Basalts, Komatiites Rock Series Mantle Melting Processes    
13 Midterm Exam    
14 6-Phase Equilibria: Silicate + H2O

Magma Generation in Subduction Zones

Calc-alkaline Rocks  
15 7-Granitic Rocks and Crustal Magmatic Processes Granite  
16 Continental Crustal Igneous Rocks    
17 The Major Types of Sedimentary Rocks

Distribution of Sediments on the Earth’s Surface

Sedimentary Rocks  
18 Metamorphic Petrology 1 - Metamorphic Processes, Contact, Regional, T and P Variations Metamorphic Minerals  
19 Metamorphic Petrology 2 - Metamorphic Facies

Heat Flow and Heat Production in Crust

   
20 Metamorphic Petrology 3 - Metamorphism of Pelitic Rocks Minerals and Isograds Metamorphic Facies  
21 Metamorphic Petrology 4 - Pelites - The AKFM System Continuous and Discontinuous Reactions Pelites Problem set 3: Garnet-biotite thermobarometry
22 Metamorphic Petrology 5 - Metamorphism of Mafic Rocks, Metamorphism    
23 Greenschists, Blueschists and Eclogites Lab Review  
24 Metamorphic Petrology 6 - Metamorphism of calc-silicates Lab Final Exam  

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