Geology (300FID001)

Basic Information

  • Course code number and name: 300FID001, Geology.
  • Credits and contact hours: 3 credits, 4 hours per week.
  • Course coordinator: José Álvaro Nivia
  • Prerequisites: Geomatics (300IGC016)
  • Type of course: Required.

Text book

  • A Geology for Engineers. F.G.H. Blyth, M. H. de Freitas, 1989.

Supplemental materials

  • The Geology of the Western Range and Pacific Coast Plain in the Department of Valle del Cauca, INGEOMINAS Report No. 1959, J.A. Aspden, 1984.
  • Mineral Resources of Colombia, INGEOMINAS, 1987.
  • Geologic Map of Colombia, INGEOMINAS, 1988.

Specific course information

This course presents an introduction to the basics of geology including earth history, formation of the elements, identification of minerals and rocks, dynamics of plate tectonics, origin of mountain ranges, volcanoes, earthquakes, erosion, climate effects and development and the interpretation of geological maps.

Specific goals of the course

Learning objectives:
  • To identify the dynamic processes of the earth's crust; the formation of rocks, structures, soil and factors of instability.
  • To identify the mineralogical composition and petrographic classification of the main types of rock used as aggregates in construction.
  • To identify major deformations of the rock mass: folds, faults, joints.
  • To identify the factors of seismicity and the characteristics of the seismic sources.
  • To identify the structural and morphological characteristics of active faults and their impact on seismic hazard of a region.
  • To identify and apply the fundamental geomorphology concepts: lithologic changes, geological structures, soil types and erosion or landslides hazards.
  • To analyze information presented in geological, geomorphological and hazard maps.
Relationship with student outcomes
Student Outcomes
Relevance 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 1

1: low relevance; 2: medium relevance; 3: high relevance.

Topics of the course

  • Geology and its applications in civil engineering.
  • Origin of geology.
  • Layers and composition of the Earth.
  • Mineralogy, silicate minerals and silicate minerals.
  • Igneous rocks.
  • Sedimentary rocks.
  • Metamorphic rocks.
  • Weathering of rocks.
  • Deformation of rocks.
  • The formation of the Earth planet.
  • Plate tectonics.
  • Seismicity and earthquakes.
  • Volcanoes.
  • Formation of continents.
  • Active geological faults.
  • Soils.
  • Superficial formations.
  • Erosion.
  • Subsurface exploration - geophysical methods.
  • Seismic microzonation concepts.
undergraduate/dptocivileindustrial/geology.txt · Última modificación: 2014/10/18 10:13 por lsosorio
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