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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
Course unit
AG01106135, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
AG0059, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination MINERALOGY AND GEOLOGY
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Land, Environment, Agriculture and Forestry
E-Learning website
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
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 LARA MARITAN GEO/09
Other lecturers 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

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 2
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2019 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
10 Commissione a.a. 2019/20: dal 01/03/2020 01/03/2020 30/11/2020 MARZOLI ANDREA (Presidente)
BARTOLI OMAR (Membro Effettivo)
MARITAN LARA (Supplente)
9 Commissione a.a. 2019/20: fino al 29/02/2020 01/12/2019 29/02/2020 MARITAN LARA (Presidente)
BARTOLI OMAR (Membro Effettivo)
8 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 MARITAN LARA (Presidente)
BARTOLI OMAR (Membro Effettivo)
7 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 VISONA' DARIO (Presidente)
CESARE BERNARDO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: None.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims for provide the students the knowledge on the Earth internal structure, the lithosphere dynamics, and the crust constituents: rocks and minerals. Students will learn how to recognise the main rock forming minerals and to classify, throughout the macroscopic analysis, the various types of magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks, as well as to classify the petrogenetic processes which determined their formation.
Examination methods: The exam will consist into a series of written text in form of multiple choice quiz, and an oral text with open questions addressed to verify the knowledge on the program acquired by the student. Middle term texts in for of multiple choice are also programmed.
Assessment criteria: Students will be evaluated on the basis of: i) the knowledge on the various subjects treated during the course; ii) the ability of solving questions on the theoretical part; iii) the capacity of recognising, classifying and describing the rocks; iv) the capacity of using an appropriate terminology to discuss about the various arguments treated during the course. It will be evaluated also the ability and logic to answer the questions, as well as the pertinence and the capability to build a proper critical, pertinent, clear and effective argument.
Course unit contents: The course will treat the following arguments:
1) the Earth internal structure and the lithosphere plate dynamics;
2) minerals: crystallization systems, chemical classification and physical properties;
3) silicate minerals and their classifications;
4) petrogenetic processes
5) classification of the magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks;
6) macroscopic observation and recognition of main types of rock
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The didactic activity will be organised in: lessons (32 hours) and practice exercises (16 hours). Lessons will be addressed to actively involve students and to stimulate the discussion with them. Practice exercises will involve the student into the interactive macroscopic recognition of rock forming minerals and rock types.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. References, texts and power point files on the class lesson will be available on the Moodle page of the course.
2. In the course Moodle page will be also uploaded other possible references useful to prepare the exam and to deep the study on the arguments treated during the course
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • John P. Grotzinger & Thomas H. Jordan, CAPIRE LA TERRA. --: Zanichelli, 2016.

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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