EARTH SCIENCES: PRINCIPLES AND LABORATORY - 1

Academic year 2016/2017 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title FONDAMENTI DI SCIENZE DELLA TERRA E LABORATORIO - MOD.1
Course code CT0327 (AF:230572 AR:111889)
Modality On campus classes
ECTS credits 6 out of 12 of PRINCIPLES OF THE EARTH SCIENCES AND LABORATORY
Degree level Bachelor's Degree Programme
Educational sector code GEO/07
Period 2nd Semester
Course year 1
Where VENEZIA
Course objectives
It 'an introductory course to the Earth Sciences, which includes the acquisition of general knowledge about the materials from which the Earth's crust. The theoretical course is complemented by the activities of a practical nature. The proposed experiments allow students to test and apply the knowledge introduced in the theoretical course.
Students should be able to identify the general characteristics of the mineral world: shapes, color, physical and chemical properties; Describe and classify the morphological point of view: groups, systems and classes, laws that determine growth, regardless of amorphous and crystalline concept of isotropy and anisotropy. Magnetic and piezoelectric.
A thorough understanding will be reserved for the classification of silicates, minerals fundamental rocks.
Rocks and petrogenetic processes:
Magmatic, equilibrium crystallization and fractional crystallization. Types of magmatic intrusive bodies. Accommodation and products of volcanic activity. The pyroclastic deposits. Classification and macroscopic identification of the main types of intrusive and extrusive volcanic rocks.
Classification and macroscopic description of Sedimentary rocks Weathering, erosion, sediment transport, deposition and diagenesis. Classification and macroscopic description of metamorphic rocks. Metamorphic processes of formation and control factors, gradient, and facies metamorphic grade. Brief introduction to the rock cycle.
Pre-requirements
General and Inorganic Chemistry
Type of exam
written and oral
Teaching methods
traditionals
Teaching language
Italian