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Geomorphology (ERASMUS)

Informacje ogólne

Kod przedmiotu: 1900-ERASMUS-GPH Kod Erasmus / ISCED: 07.1 / (0532) Nauki o ziemi
Nazwa przedmiotu: Geomorphology (ERASMUS)
Jednostka: Wydział Geografii i Studiów Regionalnych
Grupy: Przedmioty dla studentów ERASMUSA
Przedmioty dla studentów programu ERASMUS, sem. letni
Punkty ECTS i inne: (brak)
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Język prowadzenia: angielski
Rodzaj przedmiotu:


Założenia (opisowo):

A basic knowledge of physical geography and geology.

A basic knowledge of Algebra and Trigonometry.

Tryb prowadzenia:

w sali

Skrócony opis:

Geomorphology is a very interdisciplinary field with many linkages to other areas within geology such as hydrology, hydrogeology, tectonics, sedimentology, and planetary geology; as well as other sciences such as climatology and ecology. As such, it is ideal for people with interests in the environment, as it crosses over with many related fields. Geomorphology provides a fundamental understanding of how earth surface processes operate and is critical in the understanding of the nature of geologic hazards.

Pełny opis:

By the end of this class, students will know a great deal more about how geologic processes shape the environment, how these processes and subsequent landforms change through time, how to recognize the signature of different earth-shaping forces, and how humans and biologic systems make an impact on the landscape. Students will also gain an understanding of what kinds of questions geomorphologists ask, and the tools and techniques we use to answer these questions.


Summerfield M.A. 1999 Global geomorphology An introduction to the study of landforms, Longman.

Ritter D. F., R. C. Kochel and J. R. Miller 2011, Process Geomorphology, Waveland Press Inc (or any earlier edition).

French H. 2007. The periglacial environment. Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Benn D.I., Evans D.J.A. 2010. Glaciers and Glaciation. Hodder Arnold Publ.

Tsoar, H., Pye, K., 1990. Aeolian Sand and Sand Dune. Unwin Hyman. London.

Efekty kształcenia:

• explain the processes by which gravity, water, and ice modify and shape the landscape;

• describe different types of landforms and recognize examples of these landforms in photos, on maps, and on the landscape;

• calculate landform characteristics such as height, slope, and width from topographic maps and stereo air photos, and draw topographic profiles;

• apply the scientific method in geomorphology and communicate your findings orally and in writing.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Because lecture material does not necessarily duplicate material presented in the textbook, students are expected to attend lectures. In addition, there will be discussions during the lecture period and students are expected to come to class prepared and are expected to participate. Failure to participate in class discussions will affect students final course grade.

Type of examination

Lecture - exam: Format: multiple-choice questions, true/false, short answers and essay questions. Approximately 70% of the questions will be derived from lecture, and 30% from the textbook. The Instructor reserves the right to change the dates of the exam, the content of the exam.

Lab activities may involve field work, laboratory work, map-work, calculations, writing, and oral presentations. Some lab activities involve group work. Group projects are graded based on the quality of the work submitted.

All students are expected to attend and participate in the field trip

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