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General information:
Name:
Earth system processes
Course of study:
2015/2016
Code:
BGG-2-113-KG-s
Faculty of:
Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
Study level:
Second-cycle studies
Specialty:
Geological Mapping
Field of study:
Mining and Geology
Semester:
1
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. dr hab. inż. Wendorff Marek (wendorff@agh.edu.pl)
Academic teachers:
prof. dr hab. inż. Wendorff Marek (wendorff@agh.edu.pl)
Module summary

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware of relations between the Anthroposphere, Energy Resources and Earth System changes. Participation in a discussion
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to identify and define the nature of interrelations between the Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Biosphere Essay
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the fundamental components/'reservoirs' of the Earth System and the dynamic interactions between them Activity during classes
M_W002 Student knows the materials, processes and cycles shaping the Geosphere Activity during classes
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Others
E-learning
Social competence
M_K001 Student is aware of relations between the Anthroposphere, Energy Resources and Earth System changes. + - - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Student is able to identify and define the nature of interrelations between the Hydrosphere, Atmosphere and Biosphere + - - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student knows the fundamental components/'reservoirs' of the Earth System and the dynamic interactions between them - - - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows the materials, processes and cycles shaping the Geosphere - - - - - - - - - - -
Module content
Lectures:

Introduction to the Earth System Science: reservoirs, their interactions, energy sources and cycle. Earth’s materials. The Solar System.
The geosphere: plate tectonics, evolution of continents and oceans, and role in shaping the Earth’s landscapes. Volcanic processes and their tectonic controls. The rock cycle.
The hydrosphere, atmosphere and climate as interacting parts of the Earth’s system.
The biosphere: basic biological processes, evolution, ecosystems.
The anthroposphere – the resource cycle, renewble and non-renewable resources, and the Earth System changes.

Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 75 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Participation in lectures 30 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 30 h
Preparation of a report, presentation, written work, etc. 15 h
Additional information
Method of calculating the final grade:

Based upon participation in class activities, discussions, essay and a brief presentation

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Student must have passed successfully all the courses that precede this one
Basic knowledge of English (read, written and spoken)
Ability to analyse and synthesise the provided geological material/data
All presentations and written matters will be in English

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Skinner, B.J. and Murck, B. 2011. The Blue Planet: An Introduction to Earth System Science. Wiley. 656 pp.

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None