Module also offered within study programmes:
General information:
Name:
Earth System
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0147-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
dr inż. Wachniew Przemysław (wachniew@agh.edu.pl)
Dyscypliny:
Moduł multidyscyplinarny
Module summary

This multidisciplinary course provides an introduction to the entire Earth’s environment as composed of closely interrelated elements (spheres) and processes (cycles). An emphasis is put on the role of humans in the global environment. The lecture provides the basic conceptual framework, while the further understanding is derived from discussions and simple modelling excercises.

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)
Skills: he can
M_U001 Ability to build a simple mathematical model of energy/matter fluxes in the global environment or its selected compartment. SDA3A_U07, SDA3A_U03 Project
M_U002 Abillity to find, integrate and communicate scientific knowledge on Earth System functioning SDA3A_U07, SDA3A_U03, SDA3A_U02, SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U04 Presentation
M_U003 Ability to critically evaluate and respond to claims in popular media related to the environmental change. SDA3A_U02, SDA3A_U05, SDA3A_U04 Participation in a discussion
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Understanding of a particular environmental compartment/process in the contaxt of the entire Earth System. SDA3A_W02, SDA3A_W05 Presentation
M_W002 Understading of fundamental concepts related to Earth systems science, and the holistic comprehension of the interactions between Earth system elements. SDA3A_W02, SDA3A_W01, SDA3A_W05 Project,
Presentation,
Participation in a discussion
M_W003 Understanding the nature and extent of environmental change. SDA3A_W05 Project,
Presentation,
Participation in a discussion
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
45 15 0 0 15 0 15 0 0 0 0 0
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
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Skills
M_U001 Ability to build a simple mathematical model of energy/matter fluxes in the global environment or its selected compartment. - - - + - - - - - - -
M_U002 Abillity to find, integrate and communicate scientific knowledge on Earth System functioning - - - - - + - - - - -
M_U003 Ability to critically evaluate and respond to claims in popular media related to the environmental change. - - - - - + - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Understanding of a particular environmental compartment/process in the contaxt of the entire Earth System. - - - - - + - - - - -
M_W002 Understading of fundamental concepts related to Earth systems science, and the holistic comprehension of the interactions between Earth system elements. + - - - - - - - - - -
M_W003 Understanding the nature and extent of environmental change. + - - - - - - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 80 h
Module ECTS credits 4 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 45 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 30 h
Contact hours 5 h
Module content
Lectures (15h):
-
Project classes (15h):
-
Seminar classes (15h):
-
Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: Nie określono
  • Project classes: Nie określono
  • Seminar classes: Classes have a form of seminar where presentations prepared by students are presented and discussed.
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

Warunki i sposób zaliczania zostaną określone na pierwszych zajęciach.

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: No
    – Participation rules in classes: Nie określono
  • Project classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Participation is compulsory
  • Seminar classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: Participation is compulsory
Method of calculating the final grade:

The final grade is calculated as the arithmetic mean of the seminar presentation and project grades.

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości zostaną określone na pierwszych zajęciach.

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Prerequisites and additional requirements not specified

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

ARCHER, David. The global carbon cycle. Princeton University Press, 2010.
BUTZ, Stephen D. Science of earth systems. Cengage Learning, 2004.
CONDIE, Kent C. Earth as an evolving planetary system. Academic Press, 2015.
HORNBORG, Alf; CRUMLEY, Carole L. The World System and the Earth System: global socioenvironmental change and sustainability since the Neolithic. Routledge, 2016.
JACOBSON, Michael, et al. Earth System Science: from biogeochemical cycles to global changes. Academic Press, 2000.
KASIBHATLA, Prasad, et al. (ed.). Inverse methods in global biogeochemical cycles. American Geophysical Union, 2000.
KRAPIVIN, Vladimir F. Biogeochemical cycles in globalization and sustainable development. Springer Science & Business Media, 2008.
KUMP, Lee R., et al. The earth system. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004.
PATWARDHAN, A. M. The dynamic earth system. PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd., 2012.
ROLLINSON, Hugh R. Early Earth systems: a geochemical approach. John Wiley & Sons, 2009.
SLINGERLAND, Rudy; KUMP, Lee. Mathematical Modeling of Earth’s Dynamical Systems: A Primer. Princeton University Press, 2011.

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

HØJBERG, Anker Lajer, et al. Review and assessment of nitrate reduction in groundwater in the Baltic Sea Basin. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 2017, 12: 50-68.
KLØVE, Bjørn, et al. Groundwater dependent ecosystems. Part I: Hydroecological status and trends. Environmental Science & Policy, 2011, 14.7: 770-781.
SØVIK, A. K., et al. Emission of the greenhouse gases nitrous oxide and methane from constructed wetlands in Europe. Journal of environmental quality, 2006, 35.6: 2360-2373.
WACHNIEW, Przemysław. Isotopic composition of dissolved inorganic carbon in a large polluted river: The Vistula, Poland. Chemical Geology, 2006, 233.3-4: 293-308.

Additional information:

None