Earth Sciences / Soil Science

Course Code :1003WETAAR
Study domain:Biology
Academic year:2019-2020
Semester:1st/2nd semester
Contact hours:60
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Stijn Temmerman
Ivan Janssens
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
- Case study: the geology of Belgium

Processes at the Earth's surface:
- soil science
- geomorphology
- oceanography
- hydrology

Processes in the Earth's atmosphere:
- meteorology
- climatology and climate change