REGIONAL GEOLOGY

REGIONAL GEOLOGY

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Code
95065
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
7 credits during the 1st year of 10589 CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA (LM-60) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
GEO/02
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (CONSERVAZIONE E GESTIONE DELLA NATURA)
semester
Annual
modules
This unit is a module of:
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The attendance and participation in the planned training activities (lectures and field trips) will allow the student to acquire knowledge on the geological structure of the Ligurian territory.

Specifically, the student will be able to:

• describe the main geological cycles

• evaluate a lithostratigraphic succession

• discriminate the paleogeographic domains

• distinguish the constituent elements of the geology of Liguria

Teaching methods

The course consists of frontal lessons and fieldwork. Attendance to all planned activities is strongly recommended.

Lectures in the classroom are done through multimedia presentations.

The field trips take place between Piedmont and Liguria, aimed at recognizing the paleogeographic domains presented in the classroom and identifying their stratigraphic and structural features.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Evolving Continents. Liguria in the Africa-Europe geologic contex. The major stratigraphic and structural features of the palaeogeographic domain involved in the Ligurian Alps and Ligurian-Emilian Apennines. The major stratigraphic and structural features of the late- and post-orogenic domains. An overview of the tectonic history of the Ligurian Alps and Northern Apennines. Field trips.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Educational materials (.pdf files available on AulaWeb).

Further reading:

AA.VV. - Guide Geologiche Regionali, Alpi Liguri. Be-Ma Editrice.

AA.VV. - Guide Geologiche Regionali, Appennino Ligure-Emiliano. Be-Ma Editrice.

Dott R.H. & Batten R.L. (1988) - Evolution of the Earth. McGrow-Hill Book Company.

Levin H. (2010) - The Earth through time. J. Wiley & Sons.

Stanley S.M. (1989) - Earth and Life through time. W.H. Freeman & Company.

Windley B.F. (1984) - The evolving Continents. J. Wiley & Sons.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

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

Exam Board

ROBERTO CABELLA (President)

MICHELE PIAZZA (President)

MARCO FERRARI

FRANCO ELTER

NICOLA CORRADI

LAURA FEDERICO

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The course consists of frontal lessons and fieldwork. Attendance to all planned activities is strongly recommended.

Lectures in the classroom are done through multimedia presentations.

The field trips take place between Piedmont and Liguria, aimed at recognizing the paleogeographic domains presented in the classroom and identifying their stratigraphic and structural features.

LESSONS START

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

http://www.distav.unige.it/ccsambnat/orariolezioni

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam is integrated with the Georisorse module. For a detailed description of the modalities of the examination, please refer to the course description (Regional Geology and GeoSources - code 95064).

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance to educational activities is strongly recommended (working students are asked to contact the teacher). Students must provide suitable clothing for excursions (hiking shoes) and Accident Prevention Devices provided by the CCS.