Introduction to Geology

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ / Introduction to Geology
CodeNGGG 104Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandros Chatzipetros
Course ID600019015

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma Geōlogías (2020-sīmera)

Registered students: 141
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course118

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• Understanding the fundamental principles of Geology and relevant scientific fields. • Understanding the interaction and interdependence of the geological phenomena. • Learning fundamental definitions and principles of General Geology. • Learning the use of basic geological field equipment (geological compass, geological hammer, etc.).
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• History and branches of Geology. • Earth as a planetary body. • Methods of geological research. • The Earth’s interior. • The rock cycle. • Classification of rocks and their formation conditions. • Age of Earth and dating geological events. • Erosion, transport and deposition of sediments. • Principles of stratigraphy and paleontology. • Tectonic structures: faults, joints, folds. • Orogenic processes and principles of the Lithospheric Plate Theory. • Geological systems. • Applications of Geology.
Geology, Stratigraphy, Tectonics, Paleontology, Rocks, Lithospheric Plates
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
1) All class material is available in electronic form to all students through the course web page 2) The teacher communicates with students through email and Facebook 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Laboratory Work65
Reading Assigment20
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities20
Written assigments7
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1). Γεωσύστημα Γαία Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77118093 Έκδοση: 1/2018 Συγγραφείς: Παυλίδης Σπύρος, Χατζηπέτρος Αλέξανδρος ISBN: 9786185012359 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): LIBERAL BOOKS ΜΟΝΟΠΡΟΣΩΠΗ ΕΠΕ 2): Γεωλογία: Αρχές και Εφαρμογές Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50659071 Έκδοση: 2/2014 Συγγραφείς: Δούτσος Θεόδωρος ISBN: 9786185012113 Τύπος: Σύγγραμμα Διαθέτης (Εκδότης): LIBERAL BOOKS ΜΟΝΟΠΡΟΣΩΠΗ ΕΠΕ
Additional bibliography for study
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