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Syllabus 2019-20 - 10411005 - Physical Environment (Medio físico)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Physical Environment
CODE: 10411005 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2019-20
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 1 SEMESTER: SC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: RUIZ ORTIZ, PEDRO ALEJANDRO
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 280 - ESTRATIGRAFÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 337 E-MAIL: paruiz@ujaen.es P: 953212154
WEBSITE: paruiz@ujaen.es
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
 
NAME: GEA GUILLÉN, GINÉS ALFONSO DE
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 280 - ESTRATIGRAFÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 321 E-MAIL: gadegea@ujaen.es P: 953212030
WEBSITE: http://www4.ujaen.es/~gadegea/
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

I. THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT. 1. Weathering and erosion. Transport of sediments: transport agents. 2. Modeling the relief I. Evolution of the slopes. Gravitational processes. river and groundwater processes. 3. Modeling relief II. Coastal processes. underwater morphology. Glaciers and periglacial processes. aeolian processes. 4. Sedimentation. Classification of sedimentary environments. Major continental, transition and marine sedimentary environments. 5. Sedimentary rocks. Texture and structure. Classification. detrital clastic and non detrital rocks. 6. Soils. Soil composition. Texture and structure. Horizons. Classification. Main types. II. THE GEOLOGICAL TIME AND HISTORY OF THE EARTH. 7. The stratigraphic record. The fossils. Datings. Geologic time scale. The age of the Earth. 8. Major events in the history of the Earth. Environmental Changes: Climate changes and sea level changes. III. GEOLOGY OF SPAIN. 9. The large geological units of the Iberian peninsula. Geology of the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands.

PRACTICAL CLASSES

Laboratory: 1. Recognition of sedimentary rocks and fossils. Introduction to geological mapping. 2. Geological Maps: Basics. 3. Geological Maps: Folds. 4. Geological Maps: Faults and Discontinuities. 5. Complex geological maps.

Field trips: Recognition of stratification, rocks, folds and faults. Basic principles for reconstruct stratigraphic series. Introduction to geological mapping.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures in large group. Fundamentally they will be taught using the participatory master class, encouraging student involvement in class. Special attention to the development of the skills listed above will be provided. Practical classes. Students will apply under the supervision of the teacher, developed methodologies and techniques described previously in class. Basically they consist of: - To know the characteristics of the main types sedimentary rocks and fossils that outcrop at the surface of the Earth. Manage the identification criteria for recognise them in hand specimen. - Geological Mapping. Know and use the techniques of interpretation of geological maps. - Practice Field. Knowing and applying the recognition techniques of rocks and minerals, geological structures and basic principles of geological mapping in the fieldwork. Supervised work group The subject and guides for tutored work will be explained by the teacher in different classroom sessions and tutorials. The teacher also aim in the process of carrying out the work indicating the procedure for processing. The teaching materials will be available through the platform of virtual teaching of the subject

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

The theoretical exam will consist of a series of short questions that will focus on the subject taught and discussed in the lectures. The practical classes laboratory and field will also carry associate the realization of a practical examination consisting of the recognition of rocks and fossils and resolution of a simple geological map. To qualify for the notes of different activities offset between them will have to reach a minimum qualification in the respective test that can never be less than 40% of the total.

With the S2 Evaluation System (Theoretical concepts of matter) the CB1 skills, CT1, CE1, CE2, CE4, CE32, CE33, CE48 and Learning Outcomes 411005A, 411005B, 411005C be evaluated.

With S3 Evaluation System (Performing tasks, cases or exercises) the CT2, CT24 and CB5 competencies will be evaluated.

With the S4 Evaluation System (Laboratory Practice) the EC4 skills, CT2, CT24 and CB5 and learning outcomes will be evaluated and 411005E 411005D

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)
  • A dictionary of geology and earth sciences [Recurso electrónico]. Edition: 4th ed. Author: -. Publisher: [Oxford] : Oxford University Press, 2013  (Library)
  • Essentials of geology. Edition: 3rd ed.. Author: Marshak, Stephen.. Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2009.  (Library)
  • Essentials of geology. Edition: 13e. [13th ed]. Author: Lutgens, Frederick K.. Publisher: New York : Pearson, 2017  (Library)
  • Laboratory manual in physical geology. Edition: 10th ed. Author: -. Publisher: Boston : Prentice Hall, cop. 2015  (Library)
  • Interpreting earth history : a manual in historical geology. Edition: Eighth edition. Author: Ritter, Scott M. Publisher: Long Grove, Illinois : Waveland Press, Inc., [2015]  (Library)
  • Geological field techniques . Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Hoboken : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Environmental geology. Edition: 8th ed. Author: Keller, Edward A.. Publisher: New Jersey [etc.]: Prentice Hall, cop. 2000  (Library)