SGL-33306 Geology and Landscapes of the World

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Course

Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Lecture12
Practical35
Excursion (multiple days)84
Course coordinator(s)dr. JM Schoorl
Lecturer(s)dr. JM Schoorl
dr. ir. LFG Claessens
Examiner(s)dr. JM Schoorl

Language of instruction:

EN

Assumed knowledge on:

SGL-22306 Geology, Soils and Landscapes of the Northwest European lowlands

Contents:

Note: This course has a maximum number of participants. The deadline for registration is two weeks earlier than usual. See Academic Year.(http://www.wur.nl/en/Education-Programmes/Current-Students/Agenda-Calendar-Academic-Year.htm) -> Registration for Courses.
Due to course logistics, students cannot register for this course later than March 30.
Our world presents a wide range of different landscapes. This course deals with the underlying processes of these landscapes. Geological processes and parent material form the basis for the landscape formation after which climate, vegetation, land use and time will shape the landscape into its current state. The main geological, geomorphological and pedological processes behind various landscapes will be described, analysed, and illustrated during practicals and excursions in Germany and France.
Note: there is an early registration for this course. The course includes an own financial contribution. Check with the course coordinator.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- describe the geology and landscapes of the world;
- explain and clarify the underlying shaping and controlling geological, geomorphological and pedological processes in landscapes;
- analyse the dynamics (space and time) of these systems under field conditions as well as using simulation modelling;
- interpret and summarize their observations in the field of the genesis of a landscape.

Activities:

- lectures:
- practicals;
- excursions.

Examination:

- written test with open questions (60%);
- observations of active participation: work evaluation (Workbook, Airphoto), field performance and presentation (40%).

Literature:

Reader, Workbook and Excursion Guide.

ProgrammePhaseSpecializationPeriod
Restricted Optional for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc6WD