English for Geology II

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  2ο
Course Title
 English  for  Geology II
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, seminars and laboratory work
Weekly Teaching Hours
 3 Lect
Credits  3
Course Type
 Scientific Area and Skills Development
Prerequisite Courses
There are no prerequisites for the course.
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)  https://eclass.upatras.gr/courses/GEO349/
Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Students who have already attended the first term  comprehend  different types of discourse -academic texts ,lectures 
  • Practise further all four skills, that is, speaking, listening, reading and writing.
General Competences

By the end of this course the student will, furthermore, have developed the following skills (general abilities):

  • At the end of the course students should be able to listen and understand   lectures   
  • Students  expand /enrich  more advanced  Geology English Terminology
  • Improve speaking for communication in professional settings
Syllabus  Energy sources -Renewable sources of Energy, Seismology, Volcanology ,Petrol
Delivery  Face to face (Lectures in class)
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Use of Information and Communication Technologies (e.g. powerpoint) in teaching. The study material of the course for each chapter is uploaded on the internet, in the form of a series of ppt files, where from the students can freely download them using a password which is provided to them at the beginning of the course
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
 Lectures (3conduct hours per week x 13 weeks) 3×13=39 
 Plenty of in-class activities   36
 Total number of hours for the Course  75 hours
 Student Performance Evaluation
  • Final exam (90%)
  • Attendance  and participation (10%)
Attached Bibliography

A Dictionary of Earth Sciences (3rd ed.) (2008), OUP.

A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (4th ed), (2013) OUP.

The Penguin Dictionary of Geology by Philip Kearey.