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Historical geology I

Code: 41025
ECTS: 6.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Damir Bucković
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Damir Bucković - Practicum
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All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 45
Practicum 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Founders of Historical Geology. Geological time scale. Radiometric dating of rocks. Origin of atmosphere, seas, oceanic and continental crust. Composition of Earth's cratons and shields. Beginning of life. Life in the Proterozoic. Proterozoic shields and Proterozoic ice ages. Life in the Cambrian and Ordovician. Paleogeography of the Cambrian and Ordovician. Life in the Silurian and Devonian. Paleogeography of the Silurian and Devonian. Life in the Carboniferous and Permian. Paleogeography of the Carboniferous and Permian. Paleozoic successions in the Dinarides.

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding of the essential features, processes, materials, history and the development of the Earth through Precambrian and Paleozoic; Awareness and understanding of the temporal and spatial dimensions in Earth through Precambrian and Paleozoic; Awareness of major geological paradigms, the extent of geological time and Plate Tectonics; Recognition of the need for, and engagement in self-managed and life-long learning.
  1. Bucković, D: 2006: E-Book: Historijska Geologija 1. Udžbenici Sveučilišta u Zagrebu - Manualia universitatis studiorum Zagrabiensis. http://gfz.hr/~buckovic/
  2. Stanley, S.M.1989: Earth and Life Through Time. W. H. Freeman and Co.
  3. Levin, L.H. 2003: The Earth Through Time. John Wiley & Sons.
  4. Cooper, J.D., Miler, R.H. & Patterson, J.1990: A Trip Through Time: Principals of Historical Geology. Merrill Publishing Co.
  5. Wicander, R., Monroe, J.S.1989: Historical Geology - Evolution of the Earth and Life Through Time. West Publishing Co.
  6. Herak, M.1990: Geologija. Školska knjiga, Zagreb.
Prerequisit for:
Examination :
Passed : General paleontology
Passed : Physical geology
3. semester
Mandatory course - Regular study - Geology
Consultations schedule: