Geologia

Year
1
Academic year
2018-2019
Code
02030431
Subject Area
Geologia
Language of Instruction
Portuguese
Mode of Delivery
Face-to-face
ECTS Credits
15.0
Type
Elective
Level
Non Degree Course

Recommended Prerequisites

NA

Teaching Methods

Classroom teaching with the following components:Theoretical: lectures based in audiovisual resources used to improve a better understanding of concepts, models and methodologies, with active participation of the classroom and discussion of ideas and themes. Practical and laboratory: application of theoretical knowledge to practical problems through the resolution of elemental exercises, and hands-on observation of minerals, rocks, fossils, maps and models. Tutorial support.

Learning Outcomes

The main objective of the curricular unit is to promote basic learning in Geology, establishing an effective link between the program contents adopted by Secondary Education in Portugal, and general training courses in the area of Earth Sciences, taught at the University of Coimbra; The aim is to acquire elementary competences in the main domains of this Science, following a holistic and integrative perspective, and considering relations with technological development, socioeconomic evolution and awareness of environmental issues and resource management, along with knowledge about the dynamic Earth, its geological and biotic history.

Work Placement(s)

No

Syllabus

Scope and methods of Geology

Origin of the Solar System and Earth

The Earth system and its subsystems

Cycles (rocks, hydrogeological, geochemical)

Minerals and rocks

Seismology and tectonics

Volcanism and magmatism

Internal structure of the Earth

Sedimentogenesis and metamorphism

Mobilism and plate tectonics

Stratigraphy and its basic principles

History of Earth and Life

Natural resources (mineral, water, energy)

Geological hazards, environment and society

Head Lecturer(s)

Pedro Miguel Callapez Tonicher

Assessment Methods

Assessment
Continuous evaluation: 50.0%
Exam: 50.0%

Bibliography

Alves, E. I. (2010) - Pequeno Atlas do Sistema Solar. Imprensa da Universidade, Coimbra.

 

Press, F., Siever, R., Grotzinger, J. e Jordan, T.H. (2003) - Understanding Earth. 4th ed. Freeman and Company, USA.

 

Plummer, C. C. & Mcgeary, D. (1996) - Physical Geology. Edição de Web Publishers.

 

Skinner, B. J. & Porter, S. C. (1995) - The Dynamic Earth. John Wiley & Sons, UK.