19-20 GL2410: Geochemistry

This course builds on the first year ‘Chemistry of the Earth’ module (GL1500) by reinforcing familiar and by introducing further, more advanced chemical concepts relevant to the Earth Sciences. Application and relevance to the Earth Sciences of the course content is always pointed at the outset, and reinforced through practical classes. The emphasis in the first term is on ‘General geochemistry’, whereas the second term focuses on ‘Isotope Geochemistry’ and thus on techniques that are directly applicable in various Earth Science contexts.
Students conduct a small project involving the analysis and interpretation of a real geochemical dataset, which is assessed in form of a written report.