cod. 1004522

Academic year 2014/15
3° year of course - Second semester
Professor responsible for the course unit
MANZI Vinicio
integrated course unit
12 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
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Course unit structured in the following modules:

Learning objectives

The course aims to prepare students on the geological mapping based on outcrop and subsurface data. Moreover by articulated field activities the student will test itself ability in the geologic and geomorphologic surveys related to field data acquisition, sampling, structural framework, quaternary mapping covers ecc. The professor superintends these activities and provide with observations, advices and field checks for data and results improvement.


Good knowledge of the following subjects are warmly recommended: topography, sedimentary and structurale geology, petrography and geomorphology.

Course unit content

Theoretical, tecknical and field ability in geological survey and mapping (Mod. I) with field examination of the student skills on mapping and geological report dratf and sections.

Full programme

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BARNES J. 1995 – Basic Geological mapping. Wiley & Sons.
BENNISON G.M., MOSELEY K.A: 2003 - Geological structure & maps. 7th ed. Hodder Arnold
COE A.L., ARGLES T.W., ROTHERY D.A., SPICER A.R., 2010. Geological field techniques. Wiley-Blackwell
CREMONINI G. 1994 - Rilevamento geologico. Pitagora Editore, Bologna.
Damiani A.V. (1984) - Geologia sul terreno e rilevamento geologico, Ed. Grasso, Bologna.
Mc Klay K. (1987) - The mapping of geological structures, G.S.of London Handbook, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, GB.
SIMPSON B. 2002 - Lettura delle carte geologiche. Ediz. italiana a cura di Cusimano e Di Stefano. Flaccovio Editore, Palermo.
Tucker M.E. (1982) - Sedimentary rocks in the field, Wiley & Sons, Chichester, GB.

Teaching methods

Lectures, classroom exercises, field-trips. Geological mapping of geological report draft of one week of work.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written, oral (Mod I) and field work with report (Mod. II).

Other information

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