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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AVP4061238, A.A. 2017/18

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
AV2091, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track FOREST AND LAND MANAGEMENT [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOLOGY OF MOUNTAIN AREAS
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge OMAR BARTOLI GEO/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines GEO/07 Petrology and Petrography 6.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 26/02/2018
End of activities 01/06/2018

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
4  Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 BARTOLI OMAR (Presidente)
CESARE BERNARDO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRI FABIO (Supplente)
MARITAN LARA (Supplente)
3 Commissione a.a. 2016/17: dal 27/02/2017 27/02/2017 30/11/2017 BARTOLI OMAR (Presidente)
CESARE BERNARDO (Membro Effettivo)
FERRI FABIO (Supplente)
VISONA' DARIO (Supplente)

Target skills and knowledge: Aim: understanding of the geological processes which form and shape the mountain areas. By the end of the course, students will be able to better interpret the environment in the mountain areas, in particular the main geological structures, the nature of the bed rock and type of superficial deposits.
Examination methods: The examination consists in a oral discussion
Assessment criteria: Open questions on the topics treated during the course.
The following criteria will be considered:
- terminological pertinence to describe the topics discussed;
- the learning and ability to read and interpret a geological map.
Course unit contents: - Plate tectonics
- Types of rocks: sedimentary rocks, magmatic rocks, metamorphic rocks
- Rock deformation and geological structures: folds, faults and joints
- The formation of mountains: orogenic styles
- The geology of Alps
- Erosion, mass wasting processes, weathering,glacial geomorphology,
- Geological maps and geological sections
- Field excursion
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lectures, exercises on interpreting a geological maps and drawing a geological section, and field excursion.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Text and slides provided by the lecturer
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Tarbuck & Lutgens, Earth. An introduction to physical geology. --: Pearson Education, 2014. Cerca nel catalogo