Earth's history

LGEO1251  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Earth's history
6.0 credits
30.0 h + 60.0 h
2q

Teacher(s)
Language
Français
Main themes
Topics treated in lectures include : - the constituent minerals of rocks - the different types of rocks and their mode of occurrence - the mode of formation of these rocks by magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic processes - the deformation of the earth's crust and the resulting structures, at all scales - the chronological criteria used to recontruct the history of the earth's crust - the geology of Belgium and neighbouring areas. The practical classes are devoted to : - geological map-reading and three-dimensional interpretation using cross-sections - macroscopic identification of rocks and their forming minerals.
Aims

  • 1 The course examines a certain number of basic concepts that underlie important geological phenomena, and that have practical applications in the spatial perception of our environment.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Bibliography
  • Stanley, S.M., Luczaj, J.A., 2015. Earth System History. 4th Edition. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, US.
  • Boulvain, F., Pingot, J.L., 2015. Genèse du sous-sol de la Wallonie. Academie Royale de Belgique, Mémoire de la Classe des Sciences, Collection in-8°, IV° série, tome V. IMP Printing s.a., Ganshoren.
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Scientific Culture
6
-

Minor in Geography
6
-

Master [120] in History of Art and Archaeology : General
6
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Bachelor in Geography : General