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SCN1032423, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
SC1178, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination REGIONAL GEOLOGY AND EARTH HISTORY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Biology
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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Teacher in charge LUCA CAPRARO GEO/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses GEO/01 Palaeontology and Palaeoecology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Laboratory 1.0 18 7.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 GEOLOGIA STORICA E REGIONALE 2018-2019 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 CAPRARO LUCA (Presidente)
AGNINI CLAUDIA (Membro Effettivo)
6 GEOLOGIA STORICA E REGIONALE 2017/2018 01/10/2017 25/11/2018 CAPRARO LUCA (Presidente)
AGNINI CLAUDIA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and skills from the Paleontology and the Geology classes (BSc courses).
Target skills and knowledge: Students will achieve the essential information on the history of the Earth via the analysis of geological and biotic events preserved in the geologic record in the Precambrian to Quaternary interval, with a special bias on the paleogeographic and structural evolution of the Mediterranean region.
Examination methods: Oral exam
Assessment criteria: Students will be evaluated based on their skill 1) to elaborate and manage connections and linkages among different chapters and 2) to interpret critically the stratigraphic succession presented and discussed during the class.
Course unit contents: Geochronology and Chronostratigraphy. Chronostratigraphic classification and stratotypes. Reconstructing the history of planet Earth via the analysis of geological and biotic events since the Precambrian. Evolution of the atmosphere and the hydrosphere; the origin of Life and the evolution of the biosphere during the Precambrian. The Phanerozoic, its formal subdivision and the theory of stratigraphic boundaries. The most significant orogenesis in the Paleozoic Era. The Paleozoic of Sardinia and the Carnian region. The Mesozoic. The Triassic in Europe and in the Dolomites. The Jurassic and Cretaceous in Europe and in the south Alpine region: the onset of the alpine-himalayan orogenesis. The Cenozoic in the south alpine region: foramtion and uplift of the Alps. Origin and genesis of the Apennines and the Calabrian arc. Field excursions for achieving a direct knowledge on key stratigraphic successions in the Veneto region.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Teaching classes and training in the field (excursions in areas of peculiar geological significance from the Veneto region)
Additional notes about suggested reading: Self-jotted records and powerpoint presentations (online material)
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Raffi S. e Serpagli E., Introduzione alla paleontologia. --: UTET, --. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Bosellini A., Storia geologica d'Italia. --: Zanichelli, --. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Problem solving
  • Peer feedback
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Top Hat (active quiz, quiz)
  • MapleTA (scientific quizzes)

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