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Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: GVG270

The course is not given as a stand-alone course this academic year, but can be included in the program/course package. For information contact the department.

About the Course

This course provides a basic knowledge of igneous and metamorphic petrology, i.e the origin of rocks in a plate tectonic context. The course covers nomenclature, interpretation of rock texture, field relations, phase diagrams for major minerals and mineral assemblages and chemographic diagrams, origin and fractionation of magmatic rocks,essential metamorphic rocks from different protoliths, and the metamorphic facies concept.

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Tuition Fee

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EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

This course can be taken as an elective course.

Shortly before and during the course there is more information here:

Circa one week before the course begins admitted students will receive registration instructions.

Further questions about the course or the Earth Science program:


Department of Earth Sciences
Box 460
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Guldhedsgatan 5a

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