Welcome to the Matter and Minerals Program!
We are delighted that you have chosen to study the wonderful world of minerals. We will explore the world of minerals through the disciplines of chemistry and geology and use differential and integral college calculus as a tool in our investigations. To put it simply, you will be studying general chemistry , geology and calculus to gain a better understanding of minerals.
This program is designed for students with a keen desire for serious work in the natural sciences and is preparatory for further studies in chemistry, geology, mathematics, teaching and environmental sciences. We expect our students to sustain a heavy academic workload.
Our work will include lectures, readings, calculations, field and laboratory science work, reports, and limited seminar discussion which will broaden and deepen the program material. Readings may be from literature, journal articles or other sources such as the Internet.
In the spring quarter, the geology portion of the program will discontinue, but the study of chemistry and calculus will continue throughout the year.
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