Geology

A.Y. 2015/2016
Lesson for
6
Max ECTS
64
Overall hours
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
The subject matter examined in the course covers the basics of physical geology and Earth System Science, and the objectives of the course are to provide students with a general understanding of this discipline.
Knowledge of principles of basic geology. Ability to analyze natural geological systems in their complexity and interconnection. Ability to recognize and describe the main rock types of the earth's crust . Ability to read and interpret geologic maps.

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Practicals: 32 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Syllabus
Evolution of the solar system; evolution of the atmosphere; atmospheric circulation; oceanic circulation; continental depositional environments: rivers, deserts, glacial; deep and shallow marine depositional environments; Earthquakes; Volcanoes; Internal structure of the Earth and the Earth's magnetic field; Fundamentals of plate tectonics; Stratigraphy: biostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, chemostratigraphy, astrostratigraphy; Numerical dating; Geology of Italy.

Laboratory: Geologic maps and geologic profiles; description of sedimentary rocks.
Lesson period
Second semester
Lesson period
Second semester
Assessment methods
Esame
Assessment result
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi