GEOLOGY 1 (MODULE 2)

GEOLOGY 1 (MODULE 2)

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Code
72873
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 8763 Earth Sciences (L-34) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Earth Sciences)
semester
Annual
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course provides the basic knowledge on Earth’s dynamics and on the following main themes: tectonics, magmatism, metamorphism, sedimentation, lithostratigraphy in the various geodynamic environments. The course also provides the necessary practical background for recognition of the main tectonic and sedimentary structures in the field and for rock recognition and classification.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and participation in the planned training activities (lectures and exercises in the classroom and fieldwork) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge of Stratigraphic Geology and Petrography necessary to face the studies in the field of geology.

Specifically, the student will be able to:

• define the main rock classification schemes

• define the main geological cycles

• understand the concept of time in geology

• explain and interpret the main litho and chronostratigraphic elements

• explain and interpret depositional environments

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, exercises in the classroom and fielwork. Attendance to all planned activities is strongly recommended.

Lectures are done through multimedia presentations.

The laboratory exercises are aimed at the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the lectures. In particular, group and individual exercises will be developed concerning the use of rock classification schemes and the application of stratigraphy principles and lithostratigraphic correlation rules.

The fieldwork takes place within the regional territory and is aimed at the recognition of rocks and of the main sedimentary structures and environments.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Geologic Time and GTS. The Rock Cycle. Wilson Cycle. Introduction to the sedimentary process and to sedimentary rocks. Udden-Wentworth grain-size scales. Classification of sedimentary rocks. Bedding, beds and laminae. Introduction to sedimentary structures. Accumulation and subsidence. Walther's Law, facies, facies associations. Discordance, transgression and regression. Fundamentals of lithostratigraphy. Stratigraphic series: types, measurement and description, lithostratigraphic correlations, lithostratigraphic sections and fence diagrams. General stratigraphic units. Introduction to continental, transitional and marine depositional environments. Exercises in the classroom and filedwork.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

All educational materials used during lessons will be available on AulaWeb at the beginning of the educational activity.

The following texts are recommended (available at the M.F.N. School of Science Library):

  • S.Marshak (2004) - La terra, ritratto di un pianeta. Zanichelli
  • F.Press, R.Siever, J. Grotzinger & T.H. Jordan (2006) - Capire la Terra. Zanichelli
  • J.P. Grotzinger, T.H. Jordan (2016) - Capire la Terra. Zanichelli

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: The students' reception will be arranged directly with the teacher.

Exam Board

MICHELE PIAZZA (President)

MARCO SCAMBELLURI (President)

LAURA FEDERICO (President)

FRANCO ELTER

GIOVANNI CAPPONI

LAURA CRISPINI

ANTONINO BRIGUGLIO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of lectures, exercises in the classroom and fielwork. Attendance to all planned activities is strongly recommended.

Lectures are done through multimedia presentations.

The laboratory exercises are aimed at the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the lectures. In particular, group and individual exercises will be developed concerning the use of rock classification schemes and the application of stratigraphy principles and lithostratigraphic correlation rules.

The fieldwork takes place within the regional territory and is aimed at the recognition of rocks and of the main sedimentary structures and environments.

LESSONS START

For the beginning of lessons and timetable please refer to the link:

http://www.distav.unige.it/ccsgeo/orario-lezioni

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is integrated with the module 1. For a detailed description of the examination modalities, see the course description (Geology 1 - code 72871).

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
06/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale
20/09/2019 09:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance to fieldwork is strongly recommended (working students are asked to contact in advance the teachers). Students must provide appropriate clothing for excursion (hiking shoes) and Accident Prevention Devices provided by the CCS. They will also have to provide themselves with a carpenter's ruler, a magnifying glass (X10) and a geological hammer.