Students will learn the basic tools to describe and classify magmatic, metamorphic and siliciclastic rocks, and understand the petrogenetic processes and their geologic significance. Students will acquire the know-how to classify in the field (= outcrop scale) and in the lab (hand sample + thin sections) magmatic, metamorphic and silicoclastic rock
Course Content (Syllabus)
Elements of crystallography, mineralogy. Earth composition. Rock forming minerals. Categories of rocks (pyrogenic, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks). Elements of general geology, geotectonic and technical geology. Mechanics and natural properties of rocks. Elements of rock engineering.