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.
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.
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
Pedro Miguel Callapez Tonicher
Continuous evaluation: 50.0%
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.