Geology & Geochemistry

Course Information
TitleΓΕΩΛΟΓΙΑ - ΓΕΩΧΗΜΕΙΑ / Geology & Geochemistry
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID40002654

Programme of Study: PPS-Tmīma CΗīmeías (2016-sīmera)

Registered students: 65
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
VASIKOS KYKLOSElective Courses325

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
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)
Learning Outcomes
This course focuses on the study of special topics of geology and geochemistry, such as: •the importance of the geological phenomena and how they affect our lives •the natural and mineral resources and the role they play in culture, economy and development •the history and evolution of the Earth through the geological phenomena and fossils •the distribution of chemical elements in the Universe and Earth •the applications of geochemistry •the environmental geochemistry and the relevant environmental legislation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Geology and Water. Earthquakes. Natural disasters. Technical Projects. Renewable energy sources. Climatic conditions. Mineral Wealth. Distribution of chemical elements in the Universe. Structure and chemical composition of the Earth. Geochemical classification of the elements. Rock geochemistry. Applications of the geochemistry. Environmental geochemistry. Legislation and Environment.
Geology, Earthquakes, Chemical composition of the Earth, Environmental geochemistry
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures are conducted with the use of computers and software. The communication with the students is achieved via e-mail and facebook.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work120.5
Reading Assigment401.6
Student Assessment
Quality management system of the Quality Assurance Unit (MO.DI.P)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
1) De Vivo, B., Belkin, H. E., Lima, Annamaria (2008). Environmental geochemistry: site characterization, data analysis and case histories. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam ; London. 2) Lollar, B. S. (2005). Environmental geochemistry. Elsevier Pergamon, Amsterdam ; Boston 3) Merkel, Broder J., Planer-Friedrich, Britta., Nordstrom, Darrell K. (2008). Groundwater Geochemistry A Practical Guide to Modeling of Natural and Contaminated Aquatic Systems. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg. 230 p. ( 4) Sarkar, Dibyendu., Datta, Rupali., Hannigan, Robyn (2007). Concepts and applications in environmental geochemistry. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam ; London. 5) McSween, Harry Y., Richardson, Steven McAfee., Uhle, Maria E., Richardson, Steven McAfee (2003) Geochemistry : pathways and processes. Columbia University Press. 6) Albarede, Francis (2003) Geochemistry : an introduction. Cambridge University Press. 7) Ottonello, Giulio (1997) Principles of geochemistry. Columbia University Press.
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