2017-2018 / GEOL0205-1



20h Th, 30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in geology4 crédits 


Emmanuelle Javaux

Language(s) of instruction

French language

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

chapter headings: * 1: introduction and fossilisation-taphonomy * next classses: acritarches-prasinophytes, dinoflagellates, chitinozoans and scolecodonts,  foraminifers, ostracodes and other calcareous microfossil, siliceous microfossils and conodonts * last class: applications of micropaleontology (student presentations)

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this class, the student will be able to identify the main microfossil groups, and to understand modern analytical methods in micropaleontology, and their applications in paleobiology, paleoecology, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, paleooceanography, astrobiology, biostratigraphy and lithogenesis.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

basic knwledge in geology and biology

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

observation of different microfossil groups with microscope and binocular, oral presentation of a scientific paper, and visit of palynology, thin section and Infra-red and raman mirospectroscopy laboratories

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

face to face

Recommended or required readings

powerpoint presentations online (MyULg)
notes distributed at practicals

Assessment methods and criteria

marking: 65% theory 25% praticals 10% understanding and oral presentation of a scientific article in front of the class
participation to practicals is mandatory

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks

morning class: theory 9-12h
afternoon: practicals 14-17h
on thursdays, Q1


Prof. E. Javaux Geology Department, B18 allée du 6 Août, 14 quartier Agora Sart-Tilman Liège 4000 04 366 5422 ej.javaux@ulg.ac.be

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