|Module code||GLY 261|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Classification and nomenclature of igneous rocks. The nature of silicate melts; physical and chemical factors influencing crystallisation and textures of igneous rocks. Phase diagrams, fractional crystallisation and partial melting. Trace elements and isotopes, and their use in petrogenetic studies. Global distribution of magmatism and its origin. Mid-oceanic ridges, active continental margins, intraplate magmatism.
|Prerequisites||CMY 117, CMY 127, GLY 155, GLY 163, WTW 158 and PHY 114|
|Contact time||4 lectures per week, 2 practicals per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Quarter 3|
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