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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10411004 - Geology (Geología)

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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 Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Geology
CODE: 10411004 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: ABAD MARTÍNEZ, MARIA ISABEL
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 120 - CRISTALOGRAFÍA Y MINERALOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 326 E-MAIL: miabad@ujaen.es P: 953212031
WEBSITE: https://www.ujaen.es/departamentos/geologia/contactos/abad-martinez-ma-isabel
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
 
NAME: JIMÉNEZ MILLÁN, JUAN
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 120 - CRISTALOGRAFÍA Y MINERALOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - B3-310 E-MAIL: jmillan@ujaen.es P: 953212296
WEBSITE: https://www.ujaen.es/departamentos/geologia/contactos/jimenez-millan-juan
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

I. INTRODUCTION. Geology concept. Methodology. A brief history of the development of the Geology knowledge. The Geologic Sciences. The rock cycle. II. EARTH'S INTERIOR PROCESSES. Magmatism and igneous rocks. Metamorphism and metamorphic rocks. Rock deformation. III. EARTH STRUCTURE, COMPOSITION and PLATE TECTONICS. GLOBAL DYNAMIC. IV. MINERALS. Basic concepts. Mineral classifications. Features and properties of the main mineral groups. Mineral stability.

 Exercises (mineral formulae, phase stability, Streckeisen diagram, cartography of tectonic plate boundaries).

Specific activities: Conceptual tests and reading of scientific texts related with the topic. PRACTICAL SESSIONS: Identification of minerals and rocks (hand specimen)  - Field practices.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures (3.2 ECTS): The aims of these sessions are the acquisition of (1) a basic knowledge of Geology, (2) the capacity for applying the geologic knowledge to the knowledge of the environment and (3) the capacity of applying the theoretical knowledge to practice. These classes include exercises and specific activities as the reading of scientist documents.

Practical sessions (2.6 ECTS): These sessions are dedicated to the identification of minerals and rocks in hand specimen, using physical properties. These sessions (5 of 2 hours each) are developed in small groups of students (no more than 20). 3 field practices in order to contribute to the acquisition of the contents of the subject by identifying rocks, minerals and geological structures in the field.

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

30% from practical exam based on the lab sessions (identification of minerals and rocks) and field days, 50% from the final theory exam and 20% from tests and readings. Mandatory: the three  field days and essential the attendance to the lab sessions and lectures.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Petrology: the study of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. Edition: 2nd ed. Author: Raymond, Loren A.. Publisher: Boston [etc.]: McGraw-Hill, cop. 2002  (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)
  • Introduction to physical geology. Edition: 2th ed. Author: Hamblin, W. Kenneth. Publisher: New York [etc.]: MacMillan Publishing Company, cop. 1994  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Geochemistry: an introduction. Edition: -. Author: Albarède, Francis. Publisher: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004  (Library)
  • Igneous and metamorphic petrology. Edition: Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2003. Author: Best, Myron G.. Publisher: -  (Library)
  • Introduction to mineralogy. Edition: New York &#59; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Author: Nesse, William D.. Publisher: -.
    • Notes: (chapter II)
     (Library)
  • Introduction to mineral sciences. Edition: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Author: Putnis, Andrew. Publisher: -.
    • Notes: (chapter II)
     (Library)
  • The Dynamic earth: an introduction to physical geology. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Skinner, Brian J.. Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, cop. 2000.
    • Notes: (chapters I, III and IV)
     (Library)