Structural Geology

Course Information
TitleΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ / Structural Geology
CodeGGG 537Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandros Chatzipetros
Course ID40001738

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Required Courses
  • GGG 105Y Introduction to Geology
Learning Outcomes
1. knowledge of the main geological-tectonic structures of the Earthcrust and their kinematics and dynamics(ductile and brittle) 2. knowledge of the structural evolution of the Earth lithosphere in the geological time. 3. knowledge of the orogenese mechanism and the main characteristic evolutionary stages of an orogenic cycle (making-nappe stacking and destruction-nappe collapse of the orogen). 4. knowledge of the great geological changes in the geological time of the Earth lithosphere. 5. knowledge of the main geological criteria for the recognition of active (seismotectonic) faults.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Rock deformation. Petrofabrics. Geological structures. Tectonics. Brittle deformation. Folds. Microtectonics and schistosity. Statistial methods. Geotectonics, orogenies, epirogenies.
Ductile and brittle tectonics, folds, faulds, schistosity, tectonic lineations
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • field work
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page. 2) The teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
written exams and assignment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗΝ ΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ, ΚΙΛΙΑΣ Α. ΑΔΑΜΑΝΤΙΟΣ, Έκδοση: 1/2009, ISBN: 978-960-8237-36-0 (Introduction in the Structural Geology)
Additional bibliography for study
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