Board of Geology Syllabi in Geology Courses

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The Planet Earth - Earth’s statistics, size and shape, its atmosphere, hydrosphere, mountain belts, oceanic ridges, trenches, islands arcs, volcanic chains, earthquake distribution/pattern.Earth Material Relative abundance of elements in the atmosphere and in the earth’s crust: minerals and common rock forming minerals: economic values

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Board of GeologySyllabi in Geology CoursesI. General Geology..................................................40%Its scope, branches and relation to other sciences:The Planet EarthEarth's statistics, size and shape, its atmosphere, hydrosphere, mountain belts, oceanic ridges, trenches, islands arcs, volcanic chains, earthquake distribution/pattern.Earth Material Relative abundance of elements in the atmosphere and in the earth's crust: minerals and common rock forming minerals: economic values and their occurrencesin the Philippines. Description of the general rock types: Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. Igneous rock classes and varieties with emphasis in those found in the Philippines: origin and composition of magma.Extrusive phenomena - lava and pyroclastics: eruption types, prediction and related phenomena. Intrusive phenomena - dikes, sills, batholiths, Philippine examples. Distribution of igneous rocks in the Philippines.Weathering - physical and chemical: product of weathering, soil types and profile.Erosion - hydrosphere, hydrologic cycle, streams and stream erosion, ocean and wave erosion.Sedimentation and sedimentary rocks - Basins of deposition, geosyneline, transformation of sedimentary rock, distribution of sedimentary rocks in the Philippines.Rock Deformation - fractures, folding of rocks, processes affecting sediments, transformation of sediments into sedimentary rocks, types of sedimentary rocks, distribution of sedimentary rocks. Fr

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