The role of geologists in the 21st century: The Earth system and its dynamics over time; Llithogenetic processes: igneous , metamorphic and sedimentary rocks . The rocks over time : basic principles of stratigraphy ; The rocks in space : geological structures and reading geological maps
Frank Press, Raymond Siever, John Grotzinger, Thomas H Jordan, CAPIRE LA TERRA second-third edition italian, Zanichelli
Frontal lessons: 72 h.
LaboratorY: 36 h.
There will be five/six field excursions
Powerpoint presentations will be available
Type of Assessment
During the course the students must complete some exercises. The final oral examination will include a rock sample description and classification, comments on picture of geologic outcrops and structures, reading of a geological map and interpretation of stratigraphic and structural features
The Earth System in a geological perspective. Composition and internal structure of the Earth. The rocks and their genesis (rock cycle,: weathering, transportation and deposition of sediments; diagenesis). Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks: mineral composition, classification and processes. Geologic structures: joints, faults and folds. Introductory notes of Historical Geology. Principles of Stratigraphy and the Geologic Time Scale. Earth's resources.