Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks

Course Information
TitleΠΕΤΡΟΓΕΝΕΣΗ ΜΕΤΑΜΟΡΦΩΜΕΝΩΝ ΠΕΤΡΩΜΑΤΩΝ / Petrogenesis of Metamorphic Rocks
CodeGMO 761Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorLamprini Papadopoulou
Course ID40001849

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Understanding and applying the basic concepts of thermodynamics to petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks Applying geobarometers and geothermometers to the study of metamorphic rocks Learning and understanding metamorphic proceses
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
Course Content (Syllabus)
The use of the Phase rule; Shreinemaker’s analysis. Thermodynamics of the metamorphic reactions. Estimation of equilibrium conditions based on thermochemical data. Estimation of thermochemical parameters according to experimental results. Fugacity, activity, ideal solutions. Geothermometry. Geobarometry. Equilibrium constants in solid-gas mixtures. Metasomatism. Non-ideal solutions. Liquid phase during metamorphism. Application of statistical thermodynamic methods to petrological subjects. PT diagrams.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Bucher K. and Frey M. Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks, Springer, 2002 Bucher K. and Grapes R. Petrogenesis of metamorphic rocks, Springer, 2011
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