Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Geochemistry
CodeNGMO 403Y
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CoordinatorAntonios Koronaios
Course ID600019030

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSCompulsory Course423

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
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)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1) Understanding the basic concepts of Geochemistry. 2) Understanding the basic concepts of the elements distribution in Earth’s Core, Mantle and Crust. 3) Understanding the basic concepts of the trace elements behaviour in liquid-solid systems. 4) Learning how to construct multi-element spider diagrams and drawing conclusions from these.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction- Subject of Geochemistry Goldschmidt Geochemical classification of the elements Chemical Bonds and their relationship with the composition and properties of minerals – Ionic radius – Coordination number and ionic radius ratio - Ionic substitution in crystals - Isomorfism, polymorfism and solid solutions Solar System Elements - Meteorites The evolution of the Earth's composition - The Earth's internal structure – Total composition of the Earth - The original geochemical differentiation of the proto-Earth - Formation and development of the Earth's solid crust Origin and crystallization of magmas Geochemical characteristics of primary magmas - Behavior of trace elements during fractional crystallization or partial melting of the rocks - Rare earth elements - Spider diagrams Geochemistry of sedimentary rocks Reactions in aqueous solutions - Water as a solvent - Acids and bases dissociation - Salt solubility - Solubility product - Saturation index - Solution and precipitation of calcium carbonate - Chemical weathering of silicate minerals Geochemistry of the metamorphic rocks Mobility of the elements during metamorphism Isotopic Geochemistry Elements Stable and radioactive isotopes, main radiochronological methods Use of isotopes to determine the source of magma
General Geochemistry, Earth composition, major elements, trace elements, rare earth elements
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
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
Reading Assigment7
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
KULA C. MISRA ΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΓΕΩΧΗΜΕΙΑ Αρχές και Εφαρμογές Εκδόσεις Πεδίο Α.Ε. ISBN: 978-960-546-732-6
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