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E-mail: ljupko.rundic@rgf.bg.ac.rs

General Stratigraphy

Course Description

Study program: Geology (III semester -OAS)

Name of subject: General Stratigraphy

Instructors: Dr LJupko Rundić

Status: Compulsory


Prerequisites: GENERAL GEOLOGY

Course Objectives: The aim of this course is to familiarize with stratigraphy as a geological discipline, its fundamental principles, the principles of methods in stratigraphic research, and the basic categories and terms of stratigraphic classification and nomenclature.

Learning Outcomes: Awareness of stratigraphy as fundamental geological discipline and its significance in contemporary research


Theory teaching
Subject of research. Definition and review of development. Basic stratigraphic principles: superposition, paleontological significance, spatial variability, spatial and temporal migration of geological bodies, the principle of evolution, the principle of aktualism. Introduction to methods of stratigraphic research: lithostratigraphy, tectonostratigraphy, magnetostratigraphy, geophysical logging, biostratigraphy, seismic stratigraphy, isotope geochronology, sequence stratigraphy, hemostatigraphy, event stratigraphy, cyclostratigraphy, climatostratigraphy. The time and boundaries in stratigraphy. Stratigraphic profiles, gaps, scales. Stratigraphic classification, terminology and nomenclature.

Practical teaching
Slides, video projections, photos, plates and tables. Working on specific tasks related to the given teaching unit. Independent research work.

Suggested Reading List

  1. Рундић Љ., 2007: Општа стратиграфија – уџбеник. РГФ Београд, 117 стр.
  2. Doyle, P., Bennett M.R. & Baxter, A.N., 2001: The Key to the Earth History – An Introduction to Stratigraphy. John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 293 pgs.
  3. Pomerol, C., 1987: Stratigraphie - Methodes, Principe, Applications Doin. 283 str. Paris.

Fund Hours:

Lectures Exercises Other forms of teaching Study research
2 1 0 0

Conduct of the Course: Lectures are held in the form of oral presentations (LCD and video)

AssessmentОцена знања:

Final Exam ECTS
Oral Exam 45
Classwork Assessment ECTS
Class Participation 5
Written Tests 30
Seminars 20

Additional Assessment Criteria -