2023-2024 / GEOL0203-2

Sedimentary processes


15h Th, 15h Pr, 2d FW

Number of credits

 Bachelor in geology4 crédits 


Frédéric Boulvain

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Study of the sedimentary part of the geological cycle.

  • Weathering
  • Transport
  • Deposition
  • Post-sedimentary evolution.
As a synthesis, the different processes are highlighted in the various environments of our planet.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Introduction to sedimentary petrology. The student has to be able to identify the different sedimentary process. A special attention is given to the recognition of sedimentary structures.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

General geology.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures with slides, movies and rock samples.Description and interpretation of different types of sedimentary structures based on rock samples. Fieldtrips: karstic morphologies and/or littoral sedimentation.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face and online lecture notes.

Recommended or required readings

The slides will be available on My ULg after each lecture.

Textbook :

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

oral examination.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Prof. F. Boulvain Pétrologie sédimentaire, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman) Tél. : 04/366.22.52 - e-mail : fboulvain@uliege.be
Assistante: A-C. Da Silva ac.dasilva@uliege.be
Secrétariat : Mme J. Schmetz, Tél. : 04/366.22.51 - joelle.schmetz@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

sedimentary process
introduction to sedimentary process