2023-2024 / STER0003-2

Earth sciences, Géology


15h Th, 10h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in chemistry2 crédits 


Frédéric Hatert

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

 1. Internal structure and the formation of the Earth.
2. Plate tectonics and the geological cycle.
3. Minerals.
4. Sedimentary rocks.
5. Magmatic and metamorphic rocks.
6. Fossils and stratigraphy.
7. Tectonics and geological mapping.
8. Geology of Belgium.
9. Geological resources.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

 The aim of this course is to introduce the students to Geology: how was the Earth formed, which are the geologic materials taht it contains, how to understand his history, which mineral resources are available.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Basic knowledge of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and physics (level end of secondary school).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

 Practicals: identification of rocks and minerals, geolgical map interpretation, geological resources. 1 day of field-trip is organized.

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Face-to-face and on the field
Some chapters may be managed via podcasts.
Individual and group exercises
Participation to practicals is mandatory.
No inscription required for practicals

Recommended or required readings

 Lecture notes (PDF) on MyULiège (see links below) and on ECampus
 Suggested reading : BOULVAIN, F. (2013). Géologie générale. Du minéral aux géosphères. Technosup, éditions Ellipses, Paris.

Theory : MCQ (80%)
Practice : exercises evaluated along the year (20%)
No partial dispense for practicals.
Reminder: Presence at the practicals and at the partial evaluations are mandatory to be allowed to present the theoretical examinations.

Work placement(s)

One day of field-trip is organized.

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

 Laptops, tablets and mobile phones forbidden.


Professor Frédéric HATERT
Laboratoire de Minéralogie B18

Assistant Martin Depret

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Geology course-1
Geology course-1

Geology Part VI
Geology Part VI

Geology-part II
Geology-part II

Geology-part III
Geology-Part III

Geology Part V
Geology Part V

Geology Part-IV
Geology-Part IV

TP1 - Minerals
TP1 - Minerals