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General information:
Name:
Plate tectonics
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BTR-2-411-TU-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Spa Tourism
Field of study:
Tourism and Recreation
Semester:
4
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
Polish
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Krobicki Michał (krobicki@geol.agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
dr hab. inż. Golonka Jan (jan_golonka@yahoo.com)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Skills
M_U001 Describes origin and structure of the Earth Test
Knowledge
M_W001 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to paleomagnetism Test
M_W002 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to earthquakes, earthquake hazards, mitigation and protection Test
M_W003 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to geothermics Test
M_W004 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to lithospheric plates, terranes and their boundaries Test
M_W005 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to basin analysis Test
M_W006 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to orogenesis Test
M_W007 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to ophiolites and their boundaries Test
M_W008 Decribes volcanism and metamorphism and their relationships with plate tectonics Test
M_W009 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to Earths plate tectonics cyclicity Test
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Skills
M_U001 Describes origin and structure of the Earth - - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to paleomagnetism + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to earthquakes, earthquake hazards, mitigation and protection + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to geothermics + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W004 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to lithospheric plates, terranes and their boundaries + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W005 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to basin analysis + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W006 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to orogenesis + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W007 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to ophiolites and their boundaries + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W008 Decribes volcanism and metamorphism and their relationships with plate tectonics + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W009 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to Earths plate tectonics cyclicity + - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

1. Introduction, definition, goals, origin of Earth;
2. Structure and of Earth, continents and oceans, seismology (erthquakes, seismic waves, fault plate solution, tommography );
3. Paleomagnetism, Earth’s magnetic field, declination, inclination, pole reversals, magnetostratigraphy, oceans spreading;
4. Origin of Atlantic Ocean, continental drift;
5. Geothermics, geothermal gradient, heat flow, hot spots, convection and plate tectonics;
6. Lithospheric plates, plates boundaries, active and passive margins, subduction, transform faults; margins;
7. Craton, platform, isostazy, Earth’s sedimentary cover, basins (intracrotonic basins, rifts, aulacogenes, ocean basns)
8. Subduction related basins
9. Orogenesis, mountain and orogens types (Andean, Himalayan and so on);
10. Ophiolites, obduction, terranes;
11. Volcanism and metamorphism and their relationships with plate tectonics
12. Earths plate tectonics cyclicity, dispertion and accretion of continents, sea-level changes, relationship between climate and plate tectonics.
13. Historical plate tectonics I;
Precambrian;
Early Paleozoic;
Caledonian and Hercynian Orogenies;
14. Historical plate tectonics II;
Pangea;
Tethys and its development;
Alpine Orogeny;
Neotectonics;
15. Summary;

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 130 h
Module ECTS credits 5 ECTS
Participation in lectures 28 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 90 h
Contact hours 2 h
Preparation for classes 10 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Oceną końcową jest ocena z egzaminu

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Znajomość podstaw geologii, Znajomość języka angielskiego

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Kearey, Phlip & Vine, Frederick J., Global Tectonics, Blackwell
Allen, P. A. & Allen, J. R. Basin Analysis; Principles & Applications, Blackwell Science.
Bird, J.M., Ed., Plate Tectonics (Revised Ed.): Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union,
Van Andel, T.H., New Views on an Old Planet—Continental Drift and The History of Earth: New York, Cambridge University Press,
Cox, A., and R. B. Hart, Plate Tectonics: How It Works,., Blackwell Scientific Publications, Palo Alto, Calif.,.
Golonka, J., Krobicki, M., Pająk, J, Nguyen Van Giang & Zuchiewicz, W., 2006. Global plate tectonics and paleogeography of Southeast Asia. Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology; Arkadia, pp. 1-128.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Golonka, J., 2000. Cambrian-Neogene Plate Tectonic Maps, Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Kraków,125 pp. Krakow
Golonka J., 2002. Plate-tectonic maps of the Phanerozoic. In: Kiessling W., Flügel, E. and Golonka J. (eds.): Phanerozoic reef patterns. SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication 72: 21-75. Tulsa.
Golonka, J., 2004. Plate tectonic evolution of the southern margin of Eurasia in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, Tectonophysics, 381: 235-273.
Golonka, J., Krobicki, M., Pająk, J, Nguyen Van Giang & Zuchiewicz, W., 2006. Global plate tectonics and paleogeography of Southeast Asia. Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH University of Science and Technology; Arkadia, pp. 1-128.
Golonka, J. Gahagan, L., Krobicki, M., Marko, F., Oszczypko, N.& Slaczka, A., 2006. Plate Tectonic Evolution and Paleogeography of the Circum-Carpathian Region. In: Golonka, J. & Picha, F. (eds.) The Carpathians and their foreland: Geology and hydrocarbon resources: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 84: 11-46
Golonka, J., Gawęda, A. 2012. Plate tectonic evolution of the Southern margin of Laurussia in the Paleozoic In: Tectonics – recent advances / ed. Evgenii Sharkov. — Rijeka : InTech, 2012: 261–282.

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