The main objectives of the course are: i) to integrate the basic notions of Structural Geology with more specific and advanced concepts to be applied to concrete cases; ii) illustration of the theoretical concepts and industrial purposes of the analytical cartography of tectonic structures in polideformed terrains. In order to consolidate learning, practical work and field trips, in which the principles of structural analysis of polydeformed rocks are taught, are added to the theoretical lessons.
Expected learning outcomes
Knowledge of advanced concepts of Structural Geology, personal acquisition of structural data and their use to solve practical problems from macro- to micro-scale; plotting of structural data on stereoplot; observation of simple microstructures of tectonitic rocks at the optical microscope. Writing a short report using personally obtained structural data with the consequent acquisition of the basic skills to draw up scientific reports.