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Geology of the Alpine chain

Géologie de la chaîne alpine

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Geosciences and Environment (FGSE)

Teacher(s): Lukas Baumgartner, Jean-Luc Epard, Frédéric Herman, Othmar Müntener, Stefan Schmalholz

Validity: 2016 ->

Course Timetable (Weekly)

Date Location Notice Topics Lecturer(s)
2020/2021 : Monday 16:15-18:00 (Weekly, Spring) Géopolis/1620 Gradin    
- 31.05.2021


14 hours per year
Teaching language(s): French
Public: Yes
Credits: 6.00


- Acquisition of knowledge on selected chapters of alpine geology;
- critical reading of recent publications related to the Alps;
- oral presentation in front of a student audience.


The course consists of 3 components:
a) weekly classes-seminars: presentation of specific topics and presentation of selected papers by students;
b) field-trip in the Alps, location may vary according to weather conditions;
c) participation in Earth sciences seminars.

The courses and seminars may cover the following topics (not exhaustive):
- The Variscan belt;
- The lower Penninic and the Adula nappe;
- The relics of the Mesozoic rifting in the Alps;
- Plate tectonics in the Alpine context;
- The high-pressure metamorphism in the Alps.


Oral presentation on specific papers in relation with the course topics;
report on the field-trip;
list with signatures placed under the responsability of the student.


Une liste des articles scientifiques en relation avec les différents thèmes est distribuée au début du cours.

Programme requirements

Introduction to Earth Sciences;
Regional geology;
Basic courses en mineralogy, petrology, structural geology.

Use contextFaculty codeStatusCredits
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geosciences and Environment orientation Geology, 2nd part (2014 ->) ›› M5 - Advanced geologyCompulsory
(2011 ->) ›› Niveau bachelorOptional6.00
Pr MA géologie (2008 ->) ›› Pr MA géologieOptional6.00
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