15h Th, 15h Pr
Number of credits
|Master in geology (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Master in oceanography (120 ECTS)||4 crédits|
|Master in geology (60 ECTS)||4 crédits|
Language(s) of instruction
Organisation and examination
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit contents
Study of basic geochemical concepts requested for the interpretation of the geochemical signature of marine sediment records. Examples from literature and from personal proposals.
The cursus is divided in five parts:
- introduction; - diagenetic processes; - interstitial waters; - cycle of metallic elements; - paleoceanographical tracers
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
Study of chemical processes leading to formation of sedimentary rocks. Analyses of physical and chemical modifications through early diagenesis. Influence of kinetics and bacterial activity.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Basic knowledge of mineral chemistry and thermodynamic.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Analyses and interpretation of geochemical signatures of marine sediments. Treatment and interpretation of geochemical datasets. Use of excel-like software. A personal computer is requested.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Course will be given during the first semester. Theory: 5 lectures x 2h. Practise: 5 x 2h. The course will be given in English.
Recommended or required readings
A French syllabus is available. Slides are in English.
Assessment methods and criteria
Examination will include two parts.
Theory (70% of final quotation). Written examination on a selection of scientific publications (acces to the reprints and document before the examination).
TP - Written report of TP (30%)
The lectures will take place on tuesday am from 9 to 13h.
Room R88 at the Department of Geology (B18).
Nathalie Fagel Professor, Département de Géologie Research Unit AGEs - Argiles, Géochimie et Environnements sédimentaires - B18, Allée du 6 Août, B-4000 Liège, Belgium Fax:04.366.2029, Tel: 04.366.2209, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ages.ulg.ac.be