Earth Sciences I

Course Code :1000WETAAR
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:28
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Stijn Temmerman
Inge Van Dyck

3. Course contents *

Origin and internal structure of planet Earth

Plate tectonics: the unifying geologic theory

Building blocks of the Earth: minerals and rocks
- Cristallography and physical properties of minerals
- Origin and classification of different rock types

Processes in the Earth's crust: volcanism, plutonism, tectonics

The Earth through geologic history: Principles of geochronology and stratigraphy