651-3001-00L  Dynamic Earth I

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersO. Bachmann, G. Bernasconi-Green, A. Fichtner, L. Krischer, M. Lupker, M. Schönbächler, S. Willett
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


651-3001-00 VDynamische Erde I4 hrs
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Thu13:15-15:00NO C 60 »
O. Bachmann, A. Fichtner, M. Schönbächler, S. Willett
651-3001-00 UDynamische Erde I
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2 hrs
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G. Bernasconi-Green, L. Krischer, M. Lupker

Catalogue data

AbstractProvides a basic introduction into Earth Sciences, emphasizing different rock-types and the geological rock-cycle, as well as introduction into geophysics and plate tectonic theory.
ObjectiveUnderstanding basic geological and geophysical processes
ContentOverview of the Earth as a system, with emphasis on plate tectonic theory and the geological rock-cycle. Provides a basic introduction to crystals and minerals and different rock-types. Lectures include processes in the Earth's interior, physics of the earth, planetology, introduction to magmatic, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Excercises are conducted in small groups to provide more in depth understanding of concepts and content of the lectures.
Lecture noteswerden abgegeben.
LiteratureGrotzinger, J., Jordan, T.H., Press, F., Siever, R., 2007, Understanding Earth, W.H. Freeman & Co., New York, 5th Ed.
Press, F. Siever, R., Grotzinger, J. & Jordon, T.H., 2008, Allgemeine Geologie. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 5.Auflage.
Prerequisites / NoticeExercises and short excursions in small groups (10-15 students) will be lead by student assistants. Specific topics in earth sciences will be discussed using examples and case studies. Hand samples of the major rock types will be described and interpreted. Short excursions in the region of Zurich will permit direct experience with earth science processes (e.g. earth surface processes) and recognition of earth science problems and solutions relevant for modern society (e.g. building materials, water resources). Working in small groups will allow for discussion and examination of actual earth science themes.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a two-semester course together with 651-3002-00L Dynamic Earth II (next semester)
For programme regulations
(Examination block)
Bachelor's Program in Earth System Sciences (University of Zurich, MNF) 2002
Bachelor's Programme in Earth Sciences 2010; Version 24.02.2016 (Examination Block)
Bachelor's Programme in Earth Sciences 2016 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits11 credits
Performance assessment as a semester course (other programmes)
In examination block forBachelor's Degree Programme in Environmental Sciences 2011; Version 12.01.2016 (Examination Block)
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersG. Bernasconi-Green, O. Bachmann, A. Fichtner, M. Lupker, M. Schönbächler, S. Willett
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 120 minutes
Written aidsLupe, Salzsäure, Messer, fachunspezifisches Wörterbuch für fremdsprachige Studierende. Keine Taschenrechner und Unterlagen.
If the course unit is part of an examination block, the credits are allocated for the successful completion of the whole block.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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651-3001-00 UDynamische Erde I
Registration for groups in myStudies is possible until 25.09.2019.
Mon08:15-10:00NO D 11 »
Thu15:15-17:00NO G 51.1 »
Mon10:15-12:00NO D 1 »
Mon10:15-12:00NO D 11 »
Mon10:15-12:00NO E 51.1 »
Mon15:15-17:00NO D 1 »
Mon15:15-17:00NO D 69 »
Tue08:15-10:00NO D 1 »
Tue08:15-10:00NO G 51.1 »
Tue10:15-12:00NO D 1 »
Tue15:15-17:00NO D 1 »
Tue15:15-17:00NO E 11 »
Tue15:15-17:00NO E 39 »
Tue15:15-17:00NO F 39 »
Wed13:15-15:00NO D 1 »
Thu10:15-12:00NO D 69 »
Thu15:15-17:00NO D 1 »
Thu15:15-17:00NO D 11 »
Thu15:15-17:00NO E 51.1 »
Tue15:15-17:00NO G 51.1 »


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