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Earth Sciences at the University of Fribourg

Bern-Fribourg Master in Earth Sciences


Details of Courses

COURSE TITLE: Marine Geology
LECTURERS: Prof. A. Foubert, PD Dr. S. Spezzaferri
SCOPE:Comprehension and knowledge of the processes and methods in Evolution Synthesis and criticism of evolution theories, Acquiring skills to participate and debate scientifically (oral argumentation).
ECTS Credits:3
FORMAT:Lecture (2 hours weekly), 28 h
FREQUENCY:biennially in fall semester, held in even years
CONTENTS:The course present several examples concerning the evolution of life forms (from unicellulars to hominids) in relation with climate and environmental changes. Different methods related to this topic, as Stratigraphic chart methodology or paleoceanographic circulation analyses, will be also discussed. Debates between students and professsors will be also organized during the course.
ASSESSMENT:oral exam 20 min. or written exam 2h

(prer): Courses with prerequisites.


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