The course challenges student to think about the VIPS at the micro-scale. (i.e., lava samples and the carried crystal cargoes). By examining mineral chemistry and bulk-rock compositions from lava suite found at active volcanic areas, the student will learn to track advanced petrological concepts useful to describe how the feeding VIPSs work.
At the end of the course the student will have acquired the knowledge required for the application of petrochemical methodologies in a given natural volcanic system and will be able to discuss on the behaviour of VIPS underlain active volcanoes.
The student will hold a seminar to the class, illustrating by a PowerPoint file a case of study (using a language of a scientific communication) in order to demonstrate the acquired communication and learning skills on the acquired petrological topics.