30h Th, 1d FW
Number of credits
|Master in geography : climatology (120 ECTS)||3 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
- Introduction and mechanisms of alteration
- Erosion and transport
- Deposition, granulometry of sediments and sedimentary structures
- Post-sedimentary evolution
- Detrital sediments
- Continental and marine carbonates
- Organic sediments, siliceous deposits
- Phosphorites and iron sediments
- Evaporites, volcanosedimentary deposits
- Sedimentary sequences
Learning outcomes of the learning unit
To acquire the basics of sedimentology and sedimentary petrology: understanding of sedimentary processes and interpretation of sedimentary rocks.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures (in french) with slides (english), movies and rock samples. Practical work on rock samples and thin sections. Optional fieldtrip.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)
Face-to-face. Lectures in lecture rooms of buildings B18 or B20.
Recommended or required readings
The slides will be available on My ULg after each lecture.
Pétrologie sédimentaire: des roches aux processus. Ellipses, Paris, 259 pp.
Other reference textbooks:
- Tucker, M.E., 1991. Sedimentary petrology, Blackwell, 260 pp.
- Cojan, I. & Renard, M., 1999. Sédimentologie, Dunod, 418 pp.
Assessment methods and criteria
F. Boulvain Pétrologie sédimentaire, Bât. B20, 4000 Liège 1 (Sart Tilman) Tél. : 04/366.22.52 - e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Secrétariat : Mme J. Schmetz, Tél. : 04/366.22.51 - e-mail : email@example.com