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Syllabus 2022-23 - 10411011 - Physical Environment (Geología II)

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DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES
ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
COURSE: Physical Environment
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Physical Environment
CODE: 10411011 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2022-23
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 3
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: - SEMESTER: PC
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
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0477-3978
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/
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7763-6443
LANGUAGE: - LEVEL: 3
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

I. EARHT SURFACE PROCESSES AND LANDFORMS

  1. Weathering and erosion. The transport of the detritus: Transport Processes.
  2. Earth surface modelling processes and landforms I. Gravity driven processes and slope evolution. Fluvial processes. Groundwater and karstic landforms.
  3. Earth surface modelling processes and landforms II. Coastal processes. Sea-floor morphology. Glaciar and periglaciar processes. Eolian processes.
  4. Sedimentation. Sedimentary environments and Sedimentary depositional environments. The main continental, transitional and marine depositional sedimentary environments.

 II.THE SEDIMENTARY ROCKS

 

5. Sedimentary rocks. Texture and structure. Classification. Detrital and non-detrital rocks.

 

III. THE SOIL

  1. The soil. Soil composition. Texture and structure. Horizons. Classification. Main types.

 IV. GEOLOGICAL TIME AND EARTH'S HISTORY

7. The stratigraphic record. The fossils. Dating. Geological time scale. The age of the Earth.

8. Major events in Earth's history. Environmental changes: Climate changes and sea level changes.

GEOLOGY OF SPAIN.

9. The greatest geological units of the Iberian Peninsula. Geology of the Balearic and Canary Islands.

 

Programa de Clases Prácticas

 1.Reconocimiento de Rocas sedimentarias y fósiles

2. Introducción a la cartografía geológica

3. Interpretación de Mapas Geológicos

4. Prácticas de campo.

INTEGRATION OF THE SDGs.

The contents of this subject connect with the following SDGs:

SDG-4.4 (Increasing skills to access employment).

SDG-9.5 (Increasing scientific research, technological capacity).

SDG-11.4 (Protecting cultural and natural heritage).

SDG-11.B (Increased risk and disaster reduction in cities)

SDG-13.3 (Improving environmental education and awareness)

SDG-15.3 (Combating desertification)

 

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

In a scenario of face-to-face classes the presentation of the contents of the subject will be done in class by the teacher, with the support of audiovisual media. The projection of examples from different parts of the planet and the explanation of them will be one of the most used resources, since the local scale is really partial in many cases. These expository classes will be enriched, therefore, with the projection of images and videos of the themes that are treated in the program.

On the other hand, for each subject, we will try to find out the previous ideas brought by the students which, in more than one case, are wrong. For example, most of them at this level still think that Climate Change is a novelty that has never happened on Earth before. Lesson 8 of the programme, however, looks at this issue and concludes that Climate Change on Earth is the rule rather than the exception.

In the practical laboratory classes in small groups, a methodology based fundamentally on empiricism will be applied. Thus, the recognition of the main groups of sedimentary rocks and the fossils they often contain will be approached. Nevertheless, the bulk of these practices will be dedicated to the training of students in the reading and interpretation of geological maps, a skill that we must try to develop in the student, for the enrichment that it will represent for their training.

For this, firstly, real samples of rocks and fossils will be handled and for the geological maps we start with very simple theoretical examples, which little by little become more complicated with the incorporation of more data, geological facts, to finish the training by analyzing a real geological map.

The field practices deal with two trips to nearby areas of the province of Jaén to see many of the contents studied in their natural context. You will learn how to use the geologist's compass, with level and clinometer, which will allow you to measure the direction and dip of surfaces such as stratification surfaces or fault planes. The orientation in space of these planes is fundamental to carry out an adequate reconstruction of the disposition of the materials of any region of the planet.

 

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

Aspect

Criteria

Instrument

Weight

Assessment of theoretical knowledge and skills. 

Degree of achievement of the competencies

Theoretical Exam

60%

The achievement of a passing grade or higher in the Theory exam will be unavoidable

Assessment of practical skills and knowledge

Degree of achievement of skills 

Practical exam

40%

A minimum score of 4 in the internship exam is required to be eligible to pass the course.

 

 

 

 

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Evolution of the earth Donald R. Prothero , Robert H. Dott, Jr. Edition: 7th ed. Author: Prothero, Donald R.. Publisher: McGraw Hill  (Library)
  • Geología de España J. A. Vera ; E. Ancochea...[et al.]. Edition: -. Author: Vera Torres, Juan Antonio, ed. lit.. Publisher: Sociedad Geológica de España  (Library)
  • Geología práctica: introducción al reconocimiento de materiales y análisis de mapas. Edition: -. Author: Pozo Rodríguez, Manuel.. Publisher: Pearson Educación  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • key to earth history: an introduction to stratigraphy. Edition: 2nd. ed. Author: Doyle, Peter. Publisher: John Wiley  (Library)
  • blue planet : an introduction to earth system science Brian J. Skinner, Barbara Murck. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Skinner, Brian J. ( 1928-). Publisher: Wiley,  (Library)
  • Earth System Science: Bridging the Gaps between Disciplines [electronic resource] : Perspectives from a Multi-Disciplinary Helmholtz Research School edited by Gerrit Lohmann, Klaus Grosfeld, Dieter Wolf-Gladrow, Vikram Unnithan, Justus Notholt, Anna Wegner.. Edition: 1st ed. 2013.. Author: Lohmann, Gerrit. editor.. Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg  (Library)
  • Environmental geology: an earth system science approach Dorothy J. Merritts, Andrew De Wet, Kirsten Menking. Edition: -. Author: Merritts, Dorothy J.. Publisher: W. H. Freeman and Company  (Library)
  • Geomorphology: a systematic analysis of late cenoic landforms. Edition: 3rd ed. Author: Bloom, Arthur L.. Publisher: Prentice Hall  (Library)
  • Earth surface processes. Edition: -. Author: Allen, P. A., 1953-. Publisher: Blacwell Science  (Library)
  • Earth's evolving systems : the history of planet Earth Ronald Martin. Edition: -. Author: Martin, Ronald E.. Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning,  (Library)
  • Geología de España : una historia de seiscientos millones de años Ignacio Meléndez Hevia. Edition: -. Author: Meléndez Hevia, Ignacio.. Publisher: Rueda  (Library)
7. VIRTUAL / CLASSROOM TEACHING SCENARIO

Educational Activities

Face-to-face/online format*

Teaching Methodology Description

9 Practical sessions in specialized laboratories

Face-to-face as far as the social and health situation allows it

Development of 9 practical sessions, two hours each, in laboratories 

32 Theory sessions on the contents of the programme

Face-to-face as far as the social and health situation allows it

32 sessions of participatory master classes, one hour long each

2 Field trips

Face-to-face as far as the social and health situation allows it

2 days of geology practice on the field (about 7 hours each day, including travel time)

Tutorials

Face-to-face + Online

Some tutoring sessions will be done face-to-face and others online
(synchronous and asynchronous)

II.- EVALUATION SYSTEM

A continuous evaluation will be carried out throughout the course by means of the delivery of activities, both of the theoretical and practical content, which will represent 50% of the final grade. A final synchronous test will also be carried out

III. - RESOURCES
The computer resources provided by the University of Jaén (Virtual Teaching Platform, Videoconference through GoogleMeet, other applications of the Google environment: Docs, Slides, Calendar, Drive) will be used in order to encourage student participation, as well as electronic bibliographic resources available in the library of the University of Jaén.

8. VIRTUAL TEACHING SCENARIO

Educational Activities

Face-to-face/online Format

Teaching Methodology Description

9 Practical sessions in specialized laboratories

Non-presential/online

Replacement of the 9 practical sessions by online training activities on the interpretation of Geological Maps.

32 Theoretical sessions on the contents of the programme

Non-presential/online

32 sessions of participatory master classes, one hour long each, conducted by videoconference.

2 virtual field trips

Non-presential/online

They will consist of 2 online sessions in a synchronous way, of one morning of duration (about 5 hours) each one.

Tutorials

Non-presential/online

All tutoring sessions will be conducted online (synchronous and asynchronous)

II.- EVALUATION SYSTEM

A continuous evaluation will be carried out throughout the course by means of the delivery of activities, both of the theoretical and practical content, by the students which will represent 50% of the final qualification. A final synchronous test will also be carried out online through the Virtual Teaching Platform of the UJA or through the Google Forms application, according to availability, on the date established by the Faculty of Experimental Sciences for each of the official calls, which will represent 50% of the final grade.

III. - RESOURCES
The computer resources provided by the University of Jaén (Virtual Teaching Platform, Videoconference through GoogleMeet, other applications of the Google environment: Docs, Slides, Calendar, Drive) will be used in order to encourage student participation, as well as electronic bibliographic resources available in the library of the University of Jaén.

 

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