class aims at preparing the student to investigate an assigned area, studying the literature, and finding an open problem to approach. The student is asked to define the geologic background and open questions and address them by geological mapping at 1:10000 scale, about 10 days. During the field survey, the student is asked to add new data to the existing database (CARG) to address the raised problem. The student is asked to report a geologic map together with a report that explicitly answers the question on which the fieldwork was focused on.
Expected learning outcomes
- Bibliography research - Definition of a geological problem from bibliography - Gathering of digital database (geological and topographic maps) - GIS project - Geological report - Geological map
Lesson period: Second semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
- 8 hours of teaching - 10 hours of practice, reading geological maps and related reports - 10 hours of setting report frame - 6 hours of setting QGIS project - 10 hours of presenting selected literature papers - 5 days of leaded field survey - 10 days of un-leaded field surveys
The course alternates lectures with exercises in which students are required to analyze, discuss and summarize, starting from teaching material distributed by the teachers. The contents are elaborated and often discussed in groups. The geological survey, after an initial training period with the teachers, is carried out individually (or in small groups) without the continuous supervision of the teacher. In this way, the student is stimulated to find new solutions, propose new considerations and share them with the group.
- QGIS - PUBLIC cartographic and geological databases - Scientific literature - Geological maps
Assessment methods and Criteria
Geological map, legend and report of the assigned area.