Course Information
TitleΗΦΑΙΣΤΕΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / Volcanology
CodeGMO 765Ε
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAlexandros Drakoulis
Course ID40001857

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

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses742

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
• To understand volcanoes in a plate tectonics framework • To explain how and why volcanoes erupt. • To understand the physical properties of magma and how these can influence eruption. • To distinguish between the different types of volcanoes, their styles of eruption, and their tectonomagmatic environments, with classic examples of each. • Describe the mechanics of eruption and the principle eruption types, with classic examples of each. • Το understand and use the terminology and classification of volcanic products. • To understand volcanic hazards, hazard mitigation and volcanic monitoring. • To understand volcanic activity in Greece.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Eruption dynamics, Volcanic landforms, Eruption products, Eruption types, Historical eruptions, Santorini, Volcanism in Greece, Volcanism on other planets.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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 teacher communicates with students through e-mail.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work28
Student Assessment
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 (Summative)
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