2023-2024 / GEOL0302-1



15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in geology (120 ECTS) (Even years, not organized in 2023-2024) 4 crédits 


Jacqueline Vander Auwera

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course includes the following topics: calculation of the viscosity, density and oxygen fugacity of silicate melts; use of geothermobarometry; modelling of magmatic differentiation using major and trace elements; melt inclusions.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Enable students to describe eruptive products and quantify magmatic differentiation

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Geochemistry (GEOL0206-3)
Magmatic petrology and metamorphic petrology (GEOL1035-1 et GEOL1036-1).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

7 lectures of 2H and 7 sessions of exercices (2H).

If necessary, the practical work will be partly replaced by an excursion
or by the reading of an article associated with a presentation.

Recommended or required readings

Ouvrages de référence: -Shaw D.M. (2006). Trace elements in Magmas, a theoretical treatment. Cambridge University Press -Rollinson H. (1993). Using geochemical data: evaluation, presentation, interpretation. Longman, 352p.
-Chazot, Lénat, Maury, Agranier, Roche 2017. Volcanologie. deBoeck

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Attendance at practical work is compulsory and conditions success.
Written exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Vander Auwera-Coppens Pétrologie, Géochimie endogènes et pétrophysique, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman) Tél.: 04/366.22.53 -mailto:jvdauwera@ulg.ac.be Secretariat: Mrs M.Guadagnano and J. Schmetz Tél.: 04/366.22.51 - mailto:m.guadagnano@uliege.be, joelle.schmetz@ulg.ac.be

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