Applied Geomorphology

School  Natural Sciences
Academic Unit
 Geology Department
Level of Studies
Course Code
 GEO_ 710Ε
Εξάμηνο σπουδών  7ο
Course Title
 Applied Geomorphology
Independent Teaching Activities
 Lectures, Tutorials  and laboratory work
Weekly Teaching Hours
 2(Lec.), 1 (Lab., 1(T)
Credits  5
Course Type
 Special background, Skill development, Specialty
Prerequisite Courses
Language of Instruction & Examinations
 Greek. Teaching may be however performed in English in case foreign students attend the course.
Is the Course offered to Erasmus Students
 Yes, in English and Italian
Course Web-Page (URL)
Learning Outcomes

The “Special Topics in Geomorphology” course is using the basic principles of Geomorphology to solve man-made problems regarding the environment.

The geomorphological processes in combination with land use are causing catastrophic events like floods, landslides, etc. The aim of this course is to highlight the relation and dependence between the geological environment and human activity.

The false selection of project locations, doesn’t only create construction problems but it’s possible to be the cause of establishment of new erosion and deposition processes and disturb the balance of morphodynamic conditions in the areas where the constructions are taking place.

The aims of this course, in order for the students to comprehend the instances in which geomorphology can

be applied to, are:

  • The research of dynamic processes and the pointing out of dangers in small and large scale projects.
  • The comprehension of environmental consequences from construction projects and land use.
  • Risk management from natural and man-made geological destructions.
General Competences
  • Search, analyze and synthesizedataand information,using thenecessary technologies.
  • Decision making.
  • Independent work.
  • Group work.
  • Working in an international environment.
  • Respect the environment.
  • Criticismandself-criticism.
  • Promoting free and creative thinking. 

The course includes:

  • In-class lectures, practical lab courses.
  • Exercises and lab courses with the use of topographic maps and aerial photos
Delivery  In-class lectures, practical lab courses. Exercises and lab courses with the use of topographic maps and aerial photos.
Use of Information & Communication Technology
  • Learning procedure support with the use of e-class platform.
  • Multimedia use and PowerPoint presentations.
Teaching Methods
Activity Semester workload
Lectures (2 conduct hours per week x 13 weeks)  2 x 13=26
Practical Lab Courses that focus on the application of methodologies and case studies. Taught in smaller groups of students 1 × 13=13 
Group class reports and presentations of conceptual models.
Plan drawing and application of project management.
 1 × 13=13
Educational trip/ minor individual practice exercises. 19
Individual studying 54
 Total number of hours for the Course 125 
 Student Performance Evaluation

Written final examination that will include:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Problem solving questions
  • Comparative evaluation of lecture data
  • Exercises practiced in lab courses
  • Presentations of independent and group work.
Attached Bibliography
  1. Lecture notes uploaded on E-Class
  2. Geological Society of London:
  3. Use of E-Libraries
  4. Notes of lecturers in Greek.