LAD-33306 Geology and Landscapes of the World


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
More days excursion80
Practical intensively supervised42
Course coordinator(s)dr. JM Schoorl
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. AJAM Temme
dr. JM Schoorl
dr. ir. LFG Claessens
Examiner(s)dr. JM Schoorl

Language of instruction:


Assumed knowledge on:

Geology and Landscapes of the Rhine-Meuse Delta (LAD-22306)


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 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 this course the student is expected to be able to:
- to gain insight in the geology and landscapes of the world;
- to understand the underlying shaping and controlling processes;
- to analyse the dynamics of these systems under field conditions as well as using simulation modeling.


Lectures, practicals, excursions.


Work evaluation and written exam.


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Restricted Optional for: BSWSoil, Water, AtmosphereBSc6WD