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At the end of the Multidisciplinary Field, students must be able to apply basic knowledge of geology (sedimentology, geomorphology, stratigraphy, palaeontology, tectonics, applied geology, mineralogy, geochemistry, petrography, volcanology, geopedology, georesources) to the description and understanding of geological features that characterize the area chosen as the object of study. In particular, through a better observation capacity, a correct sequence of data acquisition, an adequate description of the outcrops and methods used, greater familiarity with the instruments (maps, compass, altimeter, etc.) and a subsequent interpretation of the available data.


Students must have passed all the first and second year exams included in the course of study, including knowledge of English and bases of GIS and graphics.


The multidisciplinary field course includes a preparatory phase aimed at collecting existing data on the area under study and the logistical organization to be carried out with all the participants.
The activities on the ground are largely dictated by the nature of the area under study and consist in applying the theoretical and practical knowledge already acquired in a real and multidisciplinary context.
In practice and under the guidance of accompanying teachers, it is a matter of realizing:
geological, geomorphological, cartographic surveys
stratigraphic logs, with detailed descriptions of the lithotypes, sedimentary / tectonic structures, etc.
direct experiences with the use of tools (topographic maps, compass, Jakob rod, pH measurements, etc.);
data collection (including images and samples for subsequent treatments in the laboratory)
a written technical report and a slides presentation.

Teaching Methods

Preliminary preparation of the camp, with the aid of slides / videos in the classroom with the possibility to download didactic materials and scientific works concerning the area covered by the field (12 hours). During the field activities (60 hours), various methods of acquisition of geological data will be tested and improved (mapping, strata measurements, deformations, stratigraphic logs and sampling methods, macroscopic description of lithotypes, sedimentary and tectonic structures, ...). During the course, collective discussions are scheduled on the activities carried out and programming of the objectives to be achieved; in addition, indications on how to present the paper and oral report of the data acquired will be explained.

Verification of learning

The knowledge will be verified during the excursion through the analysis and description of the outcrops and the evaluation of the individual final report. The student must therefore prepare and present a written report that shows the results of the activity carried out during the excursion and a short oral presentation through slides, with final exam.
In the case of pandemic emergency COVID-19, lectures could be given also via web streaming. For the same reason, indoor and outdoor practicals could be set on online/streaming platforms


In addition to the texts recommended in the relevant courses, already attended by the students, the organizers and accompanying teachers will provide publications, notes, PPT and specific texts according to the areas covered by the course.

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