Field Course 5

Course Information
TitleΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ ΥΠΑΙΘΡΟΥ 5 (Ηφαιστειολογία-Γεωθερμία-Πετρολογία-Κοιτασματολογία-Σεισμολογία-Νεοτεκτονική-Τεχνική Γεωλογία-Γεωμορφολογία, Σαντορίνη-6 ημ.) / Field Course 5
CodeNGGN 891Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID600019097

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses843
TEKTONIKĪ GEŌLOGIA KAI STRŌMATOGRAFIAElective Course belonging to the selected specialization (Elective Specialization Course)843

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
During the course, the students are expected to: • Recognize the various products of volcanic activity • Understand the correlation between tectonics and magmatism • Understand the engineering geological problems of volcanic rocks • Understand the geological structure of Santorini and the relations among different rock types • Link theoretical knowledge with practical applications during field work • Adapt to field conditions
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
• Geology of Attikocycladic zone. Geology of Cyclade Islands. • Pre-volcanic basement of Santorini • Minoan eruption phases, 1613 B.C. • Main phases of the Minoan eruption, Riva • Paleosoil • Rock slope stability of volcanic formations • Akrotiri volcanism, 2 Ma – 500 ka • Akrotiri faults • Scoria cones, 450 – 340 ka in Red Beach • Slope stabilty-hazard and risk assessment of rockfalls along Red Beach • Akrotiri Archeological Site • Vlihada (Minoaneruption, 1613 B.C., 4thphase) • Perissa- Pre-volcanic basement • Fira fault • Nea Kameni (Nea Kameni lavas, 1570 – 1950 A.D.) • Palea Kameni (Palea Kameni lavas, 47 B.C. – 726 A.D.) • Thirasia (Observations along caldera walls) • Oia (Observations along caldera walls) • Skaros (Observations along caldera walls) • Seismicity of the broader area – Monitoring Network – The earthquake of 1956 • Stromatolites – Kolumbo • Mikros Profitis Ilias – Peristeria Volcano, 530 – 430 ka • Fault in gand the Kolumbo line • Megalo Vouno (Scoria cone, 60 – 40 ka) • Oia Ammoudi Red Ignimbrite, 40 ka, Riva – Lava – Scoriae • Oia Ammoudi– Rock slope stability measures • Oia (Goulas) – Undermining of old castle of Goulas foundation and slope stability of pyroclastic slopes • Kolumbo tephra 1650 A.D. • Kolumbo cape -Tuffrings, 60 – 40 ka, Stromatolites, faults
Volcanology, Igneous Petrology, Tectonics, Technical Geology, Seismisity
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Interactive excersises
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 teachers communicate with students through email,e-learning platform and social media 3) The class evaluation is performed through the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P.)
Course Organization
Reading Assigment5
Written assigments10
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)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
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