This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of mineralogy and petrology and how to identify and interpret the common minerals and rocks that are found in the Earth’s crust. Students will learn to identify the common rock-forming minerals using mineral properties, chemistry, crystallography and optical mineralogy. They will also learn to identify igneous and metamorphic rocks based on the mineralogy and fabrics preserved in the rocks. Prerequisite: CHEM:101, CHEM:103 or CHEM:111. 4 SH. 3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory/field hours.