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Academic Year/course: 2018/19

296 - Degree in Geology

26400 - Stratigraphic Analysis


Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
2018/19
Subject:
26400 - Stratigraphic Analysis
Faculty / School:
100 - Facultad de Ciencias
Degree:
296 - Degree in Geology
ECTS:
6.0
Year:
1
Semester:
Second semester
Subject Type:
Compulsory
Module:
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4.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards the achievement of the learning objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, such as lectures, laboratory sessions, fieldwork, autonomous work and study, tutorials and exams.

4.2. Learning tasks

This course is organized as follows:

  • Lectures (3 ECTS: 30 hours). Two weekly hours.
  • Laboratory sessions (1.7 ECTS: 17 hours). Two weekly hours through 8 weeks (+ 1h). Students will choose a 2h-group.
  • Fieldwork (1.4 ECTS: 4  trips)
  • Autonomous work and study (85 hours). Analysis of data, exercises and study time 
  • Tutorials
  • Exam (5 hours)

4.3. Syllabus

This course will address the following topics:

Lectures

  • Topic 1. Concept, Objectives, Principles and Methods in Stratigraphy: Stratigraphy. Objectives. Methods and techniques.
  • Topic 2. Sedimentary Processes of the External Geologic Cycle: Introduction, Transport: processes and effects. Sedimentation: processes and properties of sediments. Diagenesis.
  • Topic 3. Characteristics of Stratified Rocks: Stratification. Sedimentary structures:  Classification. Sedimentary structures formed by unidirectional, bidirectional and multidirectional flows. Sedimentary structures formed by deformation. Biogenic sedimentary structures. Diagenetic sedimentary structures.
  • Topic 4. Associations of Strata: Concepts of transgression, regression and facies. Sequences. Stratigraphic units. Discontinuities.

Laboratory sessions

  • Exercise 1. Measuring of stratigraphic sections: Clues for fieldwork and for graphic illustration of data.
  • Exercise 2. Grain size analysis: graphic analysis and interpretation.
  • Exercise 3. Sedimentary structures: visual identification through rock samples and analysis of paleocurrent data.
  • Exercise 4. Sedimentary cycles: analysis of stratigraphic sections.

Fieldwork (4 days)

  • Days 1 and 2: Measuring stratigraphic sections in sequences made of horizontal and inclined strata.
  • Day 3: Measuring detailed stratigraphic sections and identification of sedimentary structures.
  • Day 4: Identification of sedimentary cycles.

4.4. Course planning and calendar

Laboratory sessions begin in March. The calendar for field trips will be published by the Department of Earth Sciences on its web.

Further information concerning the timetable, classroom, office hours, assessment dates and other details regarding this course will be provided on the first day of class or please refer to the Faculty of Sciences website and Moodle.


Academic Year/course: 2018/19

296 - Degree in Geology

26400 - Stratigraphic Analysis


Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
2018/19
Subject:
26400 - Stratigraphic Analysis
Faculty / School:
100 - Facultad de Ciencias
Degree:
296 - Degree in Geology
ECTS:
6.0
Year:
1
Semester:
Second semester
Subject Type:
Compulsory
Module:
---

4.1. Methodological overview

The methodology followed in this course is oriented towards the achievement of the learning objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning tasks are implemented, such as lectures, laboratory sessions, fieldwork, autonomous work and study, tutorials and exams.

4.2. Learning tasks

This course is organized as follows:

  • Lectures (3 ECTS: 30 hours). Two weekly hours.
  • Laboratory sessions (1.7 ECTS: 17 hours). Two weekly hours through 8 weeks (+ 1h). Students will choose a 2h-group.
  • Fieldwork (1.4 ECTS: 4  trips)
  • Autonomous work and study (85 hours). Analysis of data, exercises and study time 
  • Tutorials
  • Exam (5 hours)

4.3. Syllabus

This course will address the following topics:

Lectures

  • Topic 1. Concept, Objectives, Principles and Methods in Stratigraphy: Stratigraphy. Objectives. Methods and techniques.
  • Topic 2. Sedimentary Processes of the External Geologic Cycle: Introduction, Transport: processes and effects. Sedimentation: processes and properties of sediments. Diagenesis.
  • Topic 3. Characteristics of Stratified Rocks: Stratification. Sedimentary structures:  Classification. Sedimentary structures formed by unidirectional, bidirectional and multidirectional flows. Sedimentary structures formed by deformation. Biogenic sedimentary structures. Diagenetic sedimentary structures.
  • Topic 4. Associations of Strata: Concepts of transgression, regression and facies. Sequences. Stratigraphic units. Discontinuities.

Laboratory sessions

  • Exercise 1. Measuring of stratigraphic sections: Clues for fieldwork and for graphic illustration of data.
  • Exercise 2. Grain size analysis: graphic analysis and interpretation.
  • Exercise 3. Sedimentary structures: visual identification through rock samples and analysis of paleocurrent data.
  • Exercise 4. Sedimentary cycles: analysis of stratigraphic sections.

Fieldwork (4 days)

  • Days 1 and 2: Measuring stratigraphic sections in sequences made of horizontal and inclined strata.
  • Day 3: Measuring detailed stratigraphic sections and identification of sedimentary structures.
  • Day 4: Identification of sedimentary cycles.

4.4. Course planning and calendar

Laboratory sessions begin in March. The calendar for field trips will be published by the Department of Earth Sciences on its web.

Further information concerning the timetable, classroom, office hours, assessment dates and other details regarding this course will be provided on the first day of class or please refer to the Faculty of Sciences website and Moodle.