REGIONAL GEOLOGY

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Code
95065
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
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

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The course aims to provide the fundamental knowledge on the evolution, characteristics and geologic values of Liguria, in the frame of the geologic context of the Western Mediterranean area and of the geologic history of the Earth.

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/online 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

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

Exam Board

MICHELE PIAZZA (President)

LAURA FEDERICO

ROBERTO CABELLA (President Substitute)

ANTONINO BRIGUGLIO (Substitute)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of frontal/online 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

First semester:  21 september 2020 - 22 january 2021. Second semester: 15 february  2021 - 11 june 2021. See: https://easyacademy.unige.it/portalestudenti/For the beginning of lessons and timetable please refer to the link:

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

Class schedule

REGIONAL GEOLOGY

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).

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The oral test will focus on the topics covered during the lectures and the fieldwork. It will aim to assess not only if the student has achieved an adequate level of knowledge, but also if he has acquired the ability to integrate the received notions. The ability to expose the arguments clearly and with correct terminology will also be evaluated.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
27/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
11/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
01/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/07/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
31/08/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale
15/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA Orale

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.