Petrography-General & Engineering Geology

Course Information
TitleΠΕΤΡΟΓΡΑΦΙΑ-ΓΕΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΕΧΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ / Petrography-General & Engineering Geology
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000005

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
General Prerequisites
There are no Prerequisites.
Learning Outcomes
Students will learn the basic tools to describe and classify magmatic, metamorphic and siliciclastic rocks, and understand the petrogenetic processes and their geologic significance. Students will acquire the know-how to classify in the field (= outcrop scale) and in the lab (hand sample + thin sections) magmatic, metamorphic and silicoclastic rock
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Elements of crystallography, mineralogy. Earth composition. Rock forming minerals. Categories of rocks (pyrogenic, sedimentary, metamorphic rocks). Elements of general geology, geotectonic and technical geology. Mechanics and natural properties of rocks. Elements of rock engineering.
Categories of rocks
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
- Video projector during teaching and laboratory exercises.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work19
Reading Assigment11
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Lectures, exercises and field training. Assessment is based on practical tests in the practice section, which must be passed in order to take the written exam (counts 100%). Fieldwork may be scheduled for a weeke
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Στεφανίδης Π. 2002: Πετρογραφία Γενική και Τεχνική Γεωλογία, Εκδόσεις Χριστοδουλίδη.
Additional bibliography for study
Haldar S. 2013. Introduction to Mineralogy and Petrology 1st Edition, ISBN: 9780124081338
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