GO 324A Rocks and Minerals
ES 567A Hand Specimen Petrology
Dr. Susan Ward Aber

Emporia State University
Emporia, Kansas USA
Earth Science Department


Fall 2009 Class at Stanton Limestone, Wilson Co.,
Kansas. Photo by J.S. Aber; date 11-6-09.

This course is an introduction to rocks and minerals and the associated fields of study, petrology and mineralogy. This course focuses on recognition, terminology, and classification of minerals, rocks, and sediments. The emphasis is on identification and description using only simple equipment. This three-credit hour course is intended primarily for students seeking earth science majors (B.S. or B.A.)and earth/space science teaching certification (B.S.E.); however, it could be of value to students seeking civil engineering or integrated studies majors. In fact, this course is for any student who wants to learn the basics of rocks and minerals!

The campus-based course will meet Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 9:00-9:50 in room 128.

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© Notice: GO 324 is offered by the Earth Science department for the express use and benefit of students enrolled at Emporia State University, Kansas, USA. Any other use or repackaging of materials in this course is prohibited without permission from the author, Susan Ward Aber, email, esu.abersusie@gmail.com
Last update 1-21-2014