Introduction to Geology  (3400903)
Common Subjects, G30 Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Designated Assoc. Prof. HUMBLET, Marc Andre
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  Spring
Class schedule  :  Mon.   2nd
Classroom  :  Seminar Room 1/Environmental Studies Hall
The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of fundamental concepts of Earth Science and to develop their ability to analyze and critically evaluate Earth Science-related publications.
Important note: Due to exceptional measures taken this year in response to the coronavirus outbreak, students who intend to take this course should contact the teacher by e-mail using the following address:

This course covers fundamental theoretical concepts and basic investigation methods in the field of Earth Science (e.g., plate tectonics, processes of rock formation, principles of seismology, radiometric dating, evolution of life). The course is addressed to students with no or little background in Earth Science or students who wish to improve their basic knowledge, and its content can be adapted based on the students’ subjects of interest.
Grading Criteria
Grading is based on two multiple choice quizzes, one review paper, and one oral presentation
Course Textbook
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Grotzinger, J.P. and Jordan, T.H. (2014). Understanding Earth. Freeman, 7th Edition, 752 pages.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : English only
▪ Oral explanations : English only
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Marc Humblet
Office: Science Building E, E516
Phone: 052-789-3037 (ext. 3037)