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General information:
Name:
Plate tectonics
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BTR-1-604-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
First-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Tourism and Recreation
Semester:
6
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 TR1A_U01 Test
Knowledge
M_W001 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to paleomagnetism TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W002 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to earthquakes, earthquake hazards, mitigation and protection TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W003 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to geothermics TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W004 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to lithospheric plates, terranes and their boundaries TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W005 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to basin analysis TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W006 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to orogenesis TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W007 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to ophiolites and their boundaries TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W008 Decribes volcanism and metamorphism and their relationships with plate tectonics TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 Test
M_W009 Knows and can explain basic terminology related to Earths plate tectonics cyclicity TR1A_U01, TR1A_W02 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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