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GEOMORPHOLOGY
GEOMORFOLOGIA

A.Y. Credits
2018/2019 6
Lecturer Email Office hours for students
Daniele Savelli monday-friday, by appointment via e-mail

Assigned to the Degree Course

Geological Sciences (L-34)
Curriculum: PERCORSO COMUNE
Giorno Orario Aula
Giorno Orario Aula

Learning Objectives

The aim of the course is to give the students the basic concepts of landform analysis and interpretation, focusing on the natural processes that generate and modify landforms. 

Program

Relief Shaping

Introduction. Geomorphological agents and processes. Endogenous dynamics and landforms. Exogenous geomorphological processes. Weathering: processes, landforms and products. Karst. Landforms conditioned by the geological structures: tectonic landforms and landforms produced by selective erosion. Processes and landforms on the hillslopes: mass movements and slope-wash. The fluvial system. Fluvial processes and landforms. Channel planforms and subdivisions. Stream terraces and alluvial fans. Coastal geomorphology. Near-shore processes and landforms. Coastal types and their subdivisions. Coastal lakes and lagoons. River mouths.

Climate Geomorphology

Processes and landforms of the periglacial, glacial, hot-dry, hot-humid and temperate morphoclimatic systems.

Bridging Courses

Physical Geography

Learning Achievements (Dublin Descriptors)

Knowledge and understanding. At the end of the course the student must have achieved a thorough knowledge of geomorphological basics and be able to identify and classify the main forms of relief in different geological and climatic contexts.

Applying knowledge and understandingmust.  At the end of the course the student must be able to understand the origin and evolution of landforms as a result of the different processes shaping the earth's relief and in connection to geological factors and climatic-paleoclimatic conditions. 

Making judgements. At the end of the course the student must have acquired an autonomous skill to relate the landforms of a given area to different -both active and relict- morphogenetic mechanisms, as well to outline the overall evolution trend of the same landforms.

Communication skills. At the end of the course the student must have achieved a good expertise to communicate his own knowledge and appraisals on geomorphological issues in a clear way and exposing them with appropriate language and examples.

Learning skills. At the end of the course the student must have attained a good degree of autonomy in both dealing with geomorphological issues and research information suitable for deepening this subject.

Teaching Material

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer in addition to recommended textbooks (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises, bibliography) and communications from the lecturer specific to the course can be found inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it

Supporting Activities

The teaching material prepared by the lecturer (such as for instance slides, lecture notes, exercises) and specific communications from the lecturer can be found, together with other supporting activities, inside the Moodle platform › blended.uniurb.it


Didactics, Attendance, Course Books and Assessment

Didactics

Lectures

Attendance

Knowledge of fundamentals of Physics Geography

Course books

The student is required to study one of the two texts below

CICCACCI S. (2015) – Le forme del rilievo. Mondadori Università, 576 pp.

PANIZZA M. (2014) – Geomorfologia. Pitagora Ed., Bologna, 386 pp.

Assessment

Learning outcomes will be evaluated through an oral examination consisting of a minimum of three questions. The aim of the assessment is to evaluate the understanding and mastery of the topics of the program, the achievement of an adequate presentation skill and of an appropriate technical language. The grades are on a scale of 30.

Additional Information for Non-Attending Students

Didactics

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Attendance

Knowledge of fundamentals of Physics Geography

Course books

The student is required to study one of the two texts below

CICCACCI S. (2015) – Le forme del rilievo. Mondadori Università, 576 pp.

PANIZZA M. (2014) – Geomorfologia. Pitagora Ed., Bologna, 386 pp

Assessment

Learning outcomes will be evaluated through an oral examination consisting of a minimum of three questions. The aim of the assessment is to evaluate the understanding and mastery of the topics of the program, the achievement of an adequate presentation skill and of an appropriate technical language. The grades are on a scale of 30.

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