Sedimentary Petrology

Course Information
TitleΠΕΤΡΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΙΖΗΜΑΤΟΓΕΝΩΝ ΠΕΤΡΩΜΑΤΩΝ / Sedimentary Petrology
CodeGMO 321Y
FacultySciences
SchoolGeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorNikolaos Kantiranis
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID40001837

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600130444
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • GMO 212Y Petrogenetic Minerals
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to recognize the sedimentary rocks in field and laboratory observation, they can take the right decisions for the right techniques which should be considered a sedimentary formation, they will solve problems concerning the nature and origin of sedimentary rocks and eventually they will be able to classify sedimentary rocks (clastic, chemical, biogenic) according to the internationally applicable standards of classification. Furthermore, in laboratory courses provide specialized knowledge about how to process and study of sedimentary rocks, supplies necessary for a geologist at all stages of his/her professional career.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
Course Content (Syllabus)
Origin. Sedimentation processes. Texture. Statistical parameters. Constituents of sediments. Classification. Clastic sediments (Conglomerates-Breccias-Sandstones-Mudrocks-Clays). Diagenesis of sandstones, mudrocks and clays. Flysh-Molasse. Laterites-bauxites. Volcaniclastic sediments (Tuffs). Chemical and biogenic sediments (Evaposites-Limestones-Dolomites-Travertines-Silisic sediments-Phosphorites-Carbonaceous sediments). Sedimentary rocks of Greece. Laboratory exercises.
Keywords
Sedimentary rocks and processes, classification, chemical treatments, X-ray diffraction
Educational Material Types
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
1)All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2)The teacher communicates with students personally on a daily basis and through email and facebook
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Laboratory Work
Total
Student Assessment
Description
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΙΖΗΜΑΤΟΓΕΝΗ ΠΕΤΡΩΜΑΤΑ, Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 8903, Έκδοση: 1/2008, Συγγραφείς: ΤΣΙΡΑΜΠΙΔΗΣ ΑΝΑΝΙΑΣ, ISBN: 978-960-6700-22-4, Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα, Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): Σ. Γιαχούδης & ΣIA O.E.
Last Update
06-06-2014