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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10211009 - Principles of Geology for Biologists (Principios de geología para biólogos)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Biología
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Principles of Geology for Biologists
CODE: 10211009 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: MOLINA CÁMARA, JOSÉ MIGUEL
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 280 - ESTRATIGRAFÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 305 E-MAIL: jmmolina@ujaen.es P: 953212295
WEBSITE: jmmolina@ujaen.es
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

Theoric classes

I. EARTH SYSTEM AND EARTH DYNAMIC

1. The Earth System. Geological Sciences.

2. The geological cycle. External and internal geological processes.

II. GEOLOGIC MATERIALS. ENVIRONMENTAL GEOLOGY. SEDIMENTARY ENVIRONMENTS. EDAPHOLOGY.

3. Geologic materials: minerals and rocks

4. Environmental Geology. Mineral, energetic and hydrological geological resources. External and internal geological hazards.

5. Sedimentary environments. Weathering. Soils: concepts components and features. Classification and main types.

III. HISTORY OF THE EARTH

6. Methods of analysis. The geological record.

7. Main events in the Precambrian, Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic

IV. HISTORY OF LIFE

8. The fossils.

9. Life history and biodiversity in the Earth history.

 

Laboratory classes

1. Identification of minerals rocks and fossils

2. Geological maps

 

Field work

Field trip in the vicinity of Jaén with the following objetives: 1) To recognize geological materials and structures; 2) to use the geological compass; 3) to know the stratigraphy and thectonics of the visited area; 4) principles of geological mapping.

 

Seminars about specific subjects and grupal tutorials

Main subjects odf the seminars and specific works: Paleontology, Geological maps, Geologic hazards, Sedimentary environments, Geodiversity, Geologic and biologic events, Quaternary Geology, Darwin and the Geology, Geobiology, Geology of Andalucía and Jaén.

 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

A1. Classes in great groups.

M1. Magisterial classes

A2. Practical classes in groupsidual classes

A3. Colective and individual tutorials

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

40% from a practical exam, 55% from the final theory exam.  To obtain the final mark it is necessary  a mark at least of 40% in the practical and theoric exams. Rest of the calification (5%) corresponds to works, praticipation, attendance and exercices in class.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Dynamic earth : an introduction to physical geology. Edition: 5th ed. Author: Skinner, Brian J. Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, cop. 2004  (Library)
  • The Dynamic earth: an introduction to physical geology. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Skinner, Brian J.. Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2000  (Library)
  • The key to earth history: an introduction to stratigraphy. Edition: 2nd. ed. Author: Doyle, Peter. Publisher: Chichester [etc.]: John Wiley, cop. 2001  (Library)
  • Evolution of the earth. Edition: 7th ed. Author: Prothero, Donald R.. Publisher: Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004  (Library)
  • A dictionary of geology and earth sciences [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: 4th ed. Author: -. Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2013  (Library)
  • Introduction to environmental geology. Edition: 5th ed. Author: Keller, Edward A. Publisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, 2012  (Library)
  • Essentials of geology. Edition: 10th ed. illustrated by Dennis Tasa.. Author: Lutgens, Frederick K.. Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall; London : Prentice-Hall International, cop. 2009  (Library)