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Syllabus 2022-23 - 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: 2022-23
COURSE: Principles of Geology for Biologists
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Principles of Geology for Biologists
CODE: 10211009 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: - SEMESTER: SC
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: MOLINA CÁMARA, JOSÉ MIGUEL
DEPARTMENT: U117 - GEOLOGÍA
FIELD OF STUDY: 280 - ESTRATIGRAFÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - B3-305 E-MAIL: jmmolina@ujaen.es P: 953 212295
WEBSITE: jmmolina@u7jaen.es
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0023-3720
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 groups

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

50% from the final theory exam, 45% from practical-seminar exams, 5 %  from assistance and participation in classes. To obtain the final mark it is necessary a mark at least of 40% in the practical and theoretical exams. 

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)
7. VIRTUAL / CLASSROOM TEACHING SCENARIO

1. TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Training activities

26 sessions of master classes

Model: In-person teaching

Teaching methodology. Description: 26 sessions (1 hour each) of theoretical classes.

Tutorials of theoretical classes

Model: In-person

12 practical classes and seminars in the laboratory

Model (in-person/online): In-person

Teaching methodology. Description: 7 sessions  of practical classes and 5 seminars (2 hours each) in laboratories, in-person

Tutorials of the practical classes and seminars

Model: In person

2, ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

Theoretical classes

Evaluation though a final theoretical exam in-person mode (written evaluation).The value of the final theory exam in the total score is 50 %.To be able to average the final score corresponding to the subject, it will be necessary to obtain at least a score of 4 in the theoretical exam.

Practical classes and seminars

In-person evaluation through practical exercices after each group of practical classes and seminars. Value in the final score: 50 %. To average the total final score corresponding to the matter, it will be necessary to have obtained al least a 4 in the average mark of these practical classes.

3. RESOURCES

Use of ILIAS and/or PLATEA platform, Google Forms and Google Meets to stablish communication with students and conduct tutoring, presentations and exams.

 

8. VIRTUAL TEACHING SCENARIO

1. TRAINING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Training activities

26 sessions of master classes online

Character: Online teaching

Teaching methodology, description: 26 sessions (1 hour each) of theoretical classes

Tutorials

Character: Online

12 practical classes and seminars in the laboratory

Model (in-person/online): Online.

Teaching methodology. Description: 7 sessions of practical classes and 5 seminars (2 hours each). Online classes.

Tutorials of the practical classes and seminars

Model: Online

2. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

  Theoretical clases

Theoretical concepts of the subject evaluated through a final theoretical exam in an online mode (written evaluation of timed and randomized short answered questions) throught test applications (ILIAS or Google Forms). The value of the final theory exam in the total score is 50%. To be able to average the final score corresponding to the subjet, it will be necessary to have obtained at least a score of 4 in the theory exam.

Practical classes and seminars

Online evaluation through practical exercices after each group of  practical classes and seminars. Value in the final score: 50 %. To average the total final score corresponding to the matter, it would  be necessary to obtain at least a 4 in the mark of these practical classes.

3. RESOURCES

ILIAS platform, Google Forms and Google Meet to establish communication with the students, and to make presentations, tutorials and exams. 

DATA PROTECTION CLAUSE (on line exams)

Institution in charge of data processing: Universidad de Jaén, Campus Las Lagunillas, s/n, 23071 Jaén

Data Protection Delegate: dpo@ujaen.es

Purpose: In accordance with the Universities Law and other national and regional regulations in force, carrying out exams and assessment tests corresponding to the courses students are registered in. In order to avoid frauds while sitting the exam, the exam will be answered using a videoconference system, being able the academic staff of the University of Jaén to compare and contrast the image of the person who is answering the exam with the student's photographic files. Likewise, in order to provide the exam with evidential content for revisions or claims, in accordance with current regulation frameworks, the exam will be recorded and stored.

Legitimacy: compliance with legal obligations (Universities Law) and other national and regional regulations currently in force.

Addressees: service providers who are the owners of the platforms where the exams are carried out and with whom the University of Jaén has signed the corresponding data access contracts.

Storage periods: those established in current in force regulations. In the specific case of exam videoconference recordings, not before the examination records and transcripts are closed or the exam can still be reviewed or challenged.

Rights: you can exercise your right of access, amendment, cancellation, opposition, suppression, limitation and portability by sending a letter to the postal or electronic address indicated above. In the event that you consider that your rights have been violated, you may submit a complaint to the Andalusian Council for Transparency and Data Protection www.ctpdandalucia.es

CLASS RECORDING CLAUSE PERSONAL DATA PROTECTION

Person in charge: Universidad de Jaén, Paraje Las Lagunillas, s/n; Tel.953 212121; www.ujaen.es

Data protection delegate (DPO): TELEFÓNICA, S.A.U. ; Email: dpo@ujaen.es

Procedure aim: To manage proper recordings of teaching sessions with the aim of facilitating learning process under a multimodal and/or online teaching

Period for record storage: Images will be kept during legal term according to regulations in force

Legitimacy: Data will be managed according to legal regulations (Organic Law 6/2001, December 21, on Universities) and given consent provided by selecting corresponding box in legal admission documents

Data recipients (transfers or assignments): Any person allowed to get access to every teaching modality

Rights: You may exercise your rights of access, rectification, cancellation, portability, limitation of processing, deletion or, where appropriate, opposition. To exercise these rights, you must submit a written request to the Information, Registration and Electronic Administration Service of the University of Jaen at the address above, or by e-mail to the address above. You must specify which of these rights you are requesting to be satisfied and, at the same time, you must attach a photocopy of your ID card or equivalent identification document. In case you act through a representative, legal or voluntary, you must also provide a document that proves this representation and identification. Likewise, if you consider that your right to personal data protection has been violated, you may file a complaint with the Andalusian Data Protection and Transparency Council www.ctpdandalucia.es