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Syllabus 2022-23 - 10411004 - Geology 1 (Geología I)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
COURSE: Geology 1
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Geology 1
CODE: 10411004 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
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
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6354-0173
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 1
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

THEORY:

I. INTRODUCTION. Geology concept. A brief history of the development of the Geology knowledge.

Geological Sciences. Methodology. The rock cycle. Minerals (an introduction).

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, properties and uses of the main mineral groups. Mineral stability.

Exercises (mineral formulae, phase stability, Streckeisen diagrams, 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) (5 sessions) - Field practices (3 days).

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

Lectures + exercises + specific activities (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.

Lectures:

During the lectures the most important contents are presented using digital tools. We usually spend 5-10 minutes with short exercises. The lectures are finished with a brief summary and in some cases with a short quiz (e.g. a kahoot).

Students are encouraged to bring news related to geology to class for discussing.

Exercises:

Streckeisen diagram (Chapter II)

Cartography of tectonic plate boundaries and calculations (Chapter III)

Mineral formulae (Chapter IV)

Phase diagrams (Chapter IV)

Specific activities:

Conceptual tests (7) and reading of scientific texts related with the subject (2). One of the readings can be substituted by the attendance of a conference or the viewing of a documentary film.

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).

Field practices (3 days): Different geological outcrops related to the rocks and processes studied in this subject will be visited in Almería and Jaen provinces. The students must characterize the materials and describe the structures in order to deduce processes and to interpret them.

All the documents related to learning (pdf files with the slides, instructions for exercises and specific activities and deadlines) can be checked in the virtual learning platform PLATEA.

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 trips

(Criteria: know-how to apply theoretical knowledge and deductive procedures to characterize and identify geological materials and solve problems of geological content).

50% from the final theory exam

(Criteria: Domain of the knowledge of the subject, synthesis capacity, conceptual clarity, grammatical correction and spelling, in addition to the structuring of answers, the vocabulary and the approach scientific).

10% from tests

10 % from the readings through the evaluation of activities related with the comprehension of the texts (Criteria: the same as the theory exam)

It is essential the attendance to the lab sessions and lectures. To pass the subject satisfactorily, it will be necessary to obtain a minimum grade of 4 in the evaluation of the theory and also, in the practical part of it, only then will it be averaged.

 

Mandatory: the attendance to the three field trips.

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.
    • Notes: Very good illustrations
     (Library)
  • Exploring Geoscience across de globe. Edition: International Geoscience Education Organisation. Author: King, C. .
    • Notes: http://www.igeoscied.org/teaching-resources/geoscience-text-books/
     (Library)
  • Earth [Recurso electrónico]: an introduction to physical geology. Edition: 12th ed. Author: Tarbuck, Edward J.. Publisher: Upper Saddle River (New Jersey): Pearson Education, cop. 2016  (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: -.
    • Notes: Chapter II
     (Library)
  • Petrology: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. Edition: 2nd es. Author: Blatt, Harvey. Publisher: New York: W.H. Freeman and Co., 2001  (Library)
  • Introduction to mineralogy. Edition: New York &#59; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Author: Nesse, William D.. Publisher: -.
    • Notes: (chapter IV)
     (Library)
  • Introduction to mineral sciences. Edition: Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Author: Putnis, Andrew. Publisher: -.
    • Notes: (chapter IV)
     (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, II and III)
     (Library)
  • Minerals : their constitution and origin. Edition: 2nd ed., 3rd printing. Author: Wenk, Hans-Rudolf. Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
    • Notes: Chapter IV
     (Library)
7. VIRTUAL / CLASSROOM TEACHING SCENARIO

METHODOLOGY AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES

 

Training activities

Format (in person/online)*

Description

32 lectures

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it

32 lectures, lasting one hour each.

5 practical sessions

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it

5 practical sessions, lasting two hours each, in the laboratory.

Field practices (3 days)

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it

Different geological outcrops related to the rocks and processes studied in this subject will be visited in Almería and Jaen provinces. The students must characterize the materials and describe the structures in order to deduce processes and to interpret them.

Realization of works, cases or exercises

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it +  Online

Conceptual tests (7) and reading of scientific texts related with the subject (2). One of the readings can be substituted by the attendance of a conference or the viewing of a documentary film.

Tutorial support

In person +  Online

Some tutorial sessions will be held in person and others online (synchronous and asynchronous).

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Ordinary call

Evaluation test

Format

Description

%

Exam

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it

Google form on concepts of the subject and its application (if it cannot be in person).

50

Implementation of works, cases or exercises

online asynchronous

Conceptual tests.

Evaluation of activities related with the comprehension of the scientific texts

20

Practical evaluation

 

In person to the extent that the socio-sanitary situation allows it

Practical exam based on the lab sessions (identification of minerals and rocks) and field trips

30

Extraordinary call

The evaluation system will be the same as in the ordinary call, maintaining the marks obtained in the activities carried out (tests, questionnaires, etc.) during the course of the subject.

 

To pass the subject satisfactorily, it will be necessary to obtain a minimum mark of 4 in the evaluation of the theory and also, in the practical part of it, only then will it be averaged.

 

CONTINGENCY PLAN

In the event that it is necessary to move to a non-face-to-face scenario, of totally virtual teaching, the following changes will be made:

Theoretical evaluation:

No changes compared to the multimodal scenario. Its weight in the global evaluation of the subject is maintained (50%).

Practical evaluation:

The objective evaluation test of practices at the end of the block will be replaced by a Google form on the knowledge acquired in them. The field practices will be evaluated through tests in Platea regardless of whether they are carried out face-to-face or virtual (see non-face-to-face scenario for more information). The weight of the practical part in the global evaluation is maintained (30%).

Conceptual tests (in Platea) and questionnaires on the scientific material worked on (continuous evaluation) are maintained in the same way as in the multimodal scenario and with a weight of 20%.

The grades obtained during the multimodal teaching period will be saved.

8. VIRTUAL TEACHING SCENARIO

METHODOLOGY AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES

Training activities

Format (in person/online)*

Description

32 lectures

online synchronous

32 lectures, lasting one hour each broadcast by videoconference.

5 practical sessions

online synchronous

5 practical sessions based on online training activities, lasting two hours each. The activities and the necessary material will be available in Platea.

Virtual field practices

online synchronous

A virtual simulation of the field practices will be made, with videos and photographs taken in the outcrops and geolocated using the WikiLoc application. Students must perform a series of tasks based on the observations made.

Realization of works, cases or exercises

Online

Conceptual tests and reading of scientific texts related with the subject (2). One of the readings can be substituted by the attendance of a conference or the viewing of a documentary film.

Tutorial support

Online

They will be attended online (synchronous and asynchronous)

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Ordinary call

Evaluation test

Format

Description

%

Exam

online synchronous

Google form on concepts of the subject and its application.

50

Realization of works, cases or exercises

online synchronous

Conceptual tests.

Evaluation of activities related with the comprehension of the scientific texts.

20

practical sessions in the lab and field

online synchronous and asynchronous

Tests to evaluate the field and Google Form on the knowledge acquired in the laboratory practices.

30

Extraordinary call:

The evaluation system will be the same as in the ordinary call, maintaining the grades obtained in the activities carried out (tests, questionnaires, etc.) during the course of the subject.

To pass the subject satisfactorily, it will be necessary to obtain a minimum grade of 4 in the evaluation of the theory and also, in the practical part of it, only then will it be averaged.  

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