2023-2024 / GEOL0300-1

Structural geology and geomorphology, digital mapping


10h Th, 20h Pr, 3d FW

Number of credits

 Bachelor in geology3 crédits 


Hans-Balder Havenith

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This lecture provides an introduction to geomorphologic observations needed for geological studies.

The fieldwork (partly guided) will focus on the making of a geological-geomorphological map in the vicinity of Liege as well as on structural geology.
This map has to be prepared with GIS tools and produced in digital format.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Geological-geomorphological mapping, learning of numerous mapping techniques and working in the field.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Fieldtrips are organized in the vicinity of Liege.
The students will also be formed in mapping with GIS tools.

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

4-6 lectures (4 h each) are given in the classroom.
3-4 days are spent in the field - transport is by car.

Recommended or required readings

Syllabus : Notions de cartographie géologique (F. Boulvain): http://www.ulg.ac.be/geolsed/carto/carto.htm Textbooks : - Barnes, J., 1988. Basic geological mapping. Geological Society of London Handbook Series, 112 pp. - McClay, K., 1987. The mapping of geological structures. Geological Society of London Handbook Series, 161 pp.
Other books (e.g. on Tectonic geomorphology) will be presented during the lectures

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Additional information:

The report and map will be evaluated.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



HB. Havenith & Valentine Piroton

Géorisques et Environnement, Bât. B18, 4000 Liège (Sart Tilman)
Tél. : 04/366.93.16 - e-mail : romy.schlogel@uliege.be

HB.Havenith@uliege.be, v.piroton@uliege.be

Secrétariat : Mme J. Schmetz, Tél. : 04/366.22.51 - e-mail : joelle.schmetz@ulg.ac.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

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Structural Geomorphology lecture
Structural Geomorphology lecture