GEOL 1233 - Volcanology, 3 Credits

Level: Lower

Course Attributes: Liberal Arts and Science

The course is an introduction to the main elements of geological sciences including stratigraphy laws, the main types of rocks, and an understanding of faults and folds. These elements will be used to understand Plate Tectonics theory. Using this theory, different kinds of volcanoes will be analyzed, examining different magmatic compositions, igneous and pyroclastic rocks and their geodynamic environments. The role of geologic and geomorphologic processes will be analyzed in reference to volcanic risk. This course will also study landslides in volcanic soils (the case of Sarno mounts) and groundwater flow in volcanic aquifers and exploitation of thermal waters (the case of Ischia).