COURSE GOALS: Accepting the basic knowledge on internal structure of minerals and its relation with their outer appearance and their properties, acquiring proficiency in principles of symmetry.
LEARNING OUTCOMES AT THE LEVEL OF THE PROGRAMME:
1. KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
1.2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts in chemistry
1.4. demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the most important chemistry laws and theories
2. APPLYING KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
2.2. describe important aspects of chemical change
5. LEARNING SKILLS
5.1. search for and use professional literature as well as any other sources of relevant information
LEARNING OUTCOMES SPECIFIC FOR THE COURSE:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of basic principles of macroscopic identification of minerals
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physical properties of minerals. Macroscopic identification of minerals.
3. Recognition of geological environments.
4. Igneous environment.
5. Metamorphic environment. Sedimentary environment.
6. Plate tectonics.
1. Definition of mineral and properties. Early Earth. Evolution.
2. System of mineralogy. Historical development.
3. Crystallochemical classification.
4. Non-silicate minerals. Native elements. Sulphides.
6. Halides. Borates.
7. Sulfates. Phosphates. Organic minerals.
8. Crystal chemistry of silicates.
9.- 14. Nesosilicates. Sorosilicates. Cyclosilicates. Inosilicates. Phyllosilicates. Tectosilicates.
REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS:
Class attendance, midterm tests, homework assignments.
GRADING AND ASSESSING THE WORK OF STUDENTS:
Midterm tests or written exam for students who did not pass midterms (40%) and oral exam (60%).