|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||GEO/03|
|MODULES||This unit is a module of:|
The teaching provides the basic knowledge on the following main themes: tectonics, magmatism, metamorphism in the various geodynamic environments. The course also provides the necessary practical background for recognition of the main tectonic structures in the field and for rock recognition and classification.
The attendance and participation in the planned training activities (lectures and exercises in the classroom and/or online and fieldwork) will allow the student to acquire the general knowledge of Structural Geology and Petrography necessary to face the studies in the field of geology.
Specifically, the student will be able to:
• define and describe the main rock types
• describe the internal structure of the earth
• understand the Plate tectonics theory
• describe and interpret the main deformation features (folds and faults).
The course is blended and consists both of lectures in the classroom and online, exercises in the classroom and fieldwork, in agreement with the anti-COVID19 regulations. Attendance to all planned activities is strongly recommended.
Lectures are done through multimedia presentations both in the classroom and using the TEAM platform.
The laboratory exercises are aimed at the practical application of the theoretical knowledge acquired during the lectures. In particular, group exercises will be performed concerning the macroscopic identification of main rock types using the DISTAV didactic collection of rocks.
The laboratory exercises occur in classrooms equipped with specific lighting.
The fieldwork takes place within the regional territory and is aimed at the recognition of rocks and of the main tectonic structures (folds, faults and associated minor structures).
Lectures (in the classroom and/or online) will be on:
There will also be:
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):
Office hours: The students' reception will be arranged directly with the teacher.
For the beginning of lessons and timetable please refer to the link:
The exam is integrated with the module 2. For a detailed description of the examination modalities, see the course description (Geology 1 - code 72871).
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.