cod. 06623

Academic year 2010/11
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Geologia strutturale (GEO/03)
Discipline geologiche e paleontologiche
Type of training activity
24 hours
of face-to-face activities
3 credits
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Integrated course unit module: PETROGENESIS AND GEODYNAMICS

Learning objectives

To introduce students to geological and geophysical aspects of forces shaping our planet,
To present plate tectonics as an unifying theory explaning the major geological features of the Earth,
To examine the major geological features associated with each tectonic environment


Advanced knowledges of Structural Geology, Tectonics, Geophysics and Stratigraphy

Course unit content

Introduction, Morphology of the continents and oceans, Plate Tectonics, Rifting processes, Genesis and evolution of the passive margins, Genesis and evolution of the active margins, Continental collision and orogenes, Strike-slip motion and final remarks

Full programme

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Kearey & Vine, Tettonica Globale. Zanichelli (1994).

Reference Books
Cox & Hart, La Tettonica delle Placche, Zanichelli (1990)
Moores & Twiss, Tectonics, Freeman & Company, NY (1995).
Open University Team, The Ocean Basins: Their structure and evolution, 2nd edition , Uk (1998). Fowler, The Solid Earth: An introduction to global geophysics, Cambridge University Press, Uk (1990).

Teaching methods

The course consists of oral lectures, practicals and homeworks concerning Global Tectonics and analysis of major morpho-structural environments occurring on Earth surface
The final grading will be based on oral exam, participation, practicals andhomework .

Assessment methods and criteria

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Other information

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