Geology

Geology

Lectures: 15

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Gale Luka, doc. dr. Žvab Rožič Petra

Content

Lectures:
- Introduction to Geology as part of the Earth Sciences and its relation to other disciplines; usage of knowledge in Geology.
- Distinction between minerals, crystals and rocks.
- Main rock forming minerals.
- Rock cycle. Main rock groups and presentation of common rock types (composition, texture, origin, properties).
- Geological time scale. Dating rocks.
- Earth as a planet; its inner structure.
- Plate tectonics.
- Orogeny and the structure of orogens (Alps).
- Geological structures (folds, faults) and earthquakes.
- Geological map.
- Structure of Slovenian territory; geological map of Slovenia; regional geology of Slovenia (focus on formation of different rock types and palaeogeography).

Practical work:
- Identification of rock-forming minerals, common sedimentary, magmatic and metamorphic rocks.
- Geological map.