Petrography of Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  5ο
Course Title
 Petrography of Sedimentary and Metamorphic rocks
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, Laboratory Exercises+Tutorial, Fieldwork
Weekly Teaching Hours
Credits  5
Course Type
 Background, Field of Science and Skills Development 
Prerequisite Courses
Physic, Chemistry, Introduction in Geology, Mineralogy I,II, Petrography I.
Language of Instruction & Examinations
Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students attend the course
s the Course offered to Erasmus Students
Course Web-Page (URL)  
Learning Outcomes

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

  • Macroscopical and microscopical identification of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks.
  • Classification of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks according to international standards.
  • Use of sedimentary and metamorphic rocks in various industrial and environmental applications.
  • Acquisition of basic knowledge, necessary for the attendance of the course: Petrology of igneous and metamorphic rocks.
General Competences
  • Searching, analysis and synthesis of facts and information, as well as using the necessary technologies
  • Autonomous (Independent) work
  • Group work
  • Sedimentary rocks (weathering stages, physical, chemical, biochemical factors, stage of transport, deposit and diagenesis)- characteristic features of sedimentary rocks- systematic classification and description (clastic, chemical and biochemical sediments, structure of limestones and basic principles of coal petrography).
  • Metamorhic rocks (types of metamorphism, categories of met. Rocks-factors-degrees and phases of metamorphism- structure of met. Rocks- systematic classification and descriptuion of met. Rocks)
Delivery  Face to Face
Use of Information & Communication Technology
 Lectures (power point), exercises, field exercises.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures  2×13=26
Laboratory exercises  2×13=26
Tutorial  1×13=13
Fieldwork 3×8=24
Independent study 60
 Total number of hours for the Course  149
 Student Performance Evaluation

Ι. Theory (50%  of total rate)

Final Examination: Written examination of graded difficulty (multiple choice, short growth questions, development questions, exercises)

ΙΙ. Laboratory (50% of total rate)

  • Laboratory study of thin sections and rocks (25% of total rate)
  • Oral examination : Macroscopical identification of minerals and rocks (25%)
Attached Bibliography
  1. Hatzipanagiotou,Κ.G. (2005):Petrography IΙ.University of Patras.
  2. Raymond,L.A. (1997): Petrology. The study of Igneous Sedimentary Metamorhic Rocks. The MCGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 2460 Kerper Blvd. Dubuque, IA 52001.