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Course unit
SCO2045754, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1180, Degree course structure A.Y. 2009/10, A.Y. 2017/18
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination METAMORPHIC PETROLOGY
Department of reference Department of Geosciences
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge BERNARDO CESARE GEO/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 24 26.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of petrography, geochemistry and mineralogy
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at deepening the knowledge in the petrology of metamorphic processes, and the student will learn in particular the beahaviour of metapelites at various metamorphic grade and icluding partial melting. Along with the theoretical knowledge, the student will acquire further abilities through extensive “hands-on” activities at the microscopy laboratory.
Examination methods: Oral examination in english
Assessment criteria: The examination will evaluate the degree of learning of the contents of the course.
Course unit contents: Focusing on the metapelitic system, and through extensive practice at the microscopic laboratory, the course will provide deep insight into the main aspects of metamorphic petrology, such as: metamorphic classification; equilibrium assemblages; metamorphic facies; chemographies and other graphical representations; metamorphic reactions and equilibria; role of fluids in metamorphism, fluid inclusions; geothermobarometry and phase equilibria calculations; metamorphism of pelites; contact metamorphism; crustal anatexis; microstructures of anatectic rocks; melt inclusions in migmatites and granulites.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Class lectures and labs of microscopy and microthermometry.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Along with the reference book, additional teaching material will be made available to cover specific topics of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • J. D. Winter, Principles of Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, 2nd Edition. --: --, --. ISBN-10: 0321592573 | ISBN-13: 978-0321592576 Cerca nel catalogo