Guia docente 2023_24
Facultade de Bioloxía
Grado en Biología
  Geology: Geology
Subject Guide
Subject Geology: Geology Code V02G031V01103
Study programme
Grado en Biología
Descriptors Total Cr. Choose Year Quadmester
6 Basic education 1st 1st
Teaching language
Francés Pedraz, Guillermo
Alejo Flores, Irene
Diz Ferreiro, Paula
Francés Pedraz, Guillermo
Gil Lozano, Carolina
González Villanueva, Rita
Pérez Arlucea, Marta María
General description English Friendly subject: International students may request from the teachers:
a) resources and bibliographic references in English, b) tutoring sessions in English, c)
exams and assessments in English.
In this matter, the basic functioning of the physical environment in which the current biosphere sits and develops is analysed. Because of that, the sedimentary environments (continental, coastal and marine) are studied from Actualism point of view. It allows laying the foundations for understanding the interaction of living beings with the environment in which they inhabit. From this point of view, the subject provides a primary and complementary knowledge of the concepts developed in other subjects, especially those related to Zoology, Botany and Ecology.
Likewise, the introduction of the temporal dimension allows raising the basic questions about the origin and evolution of the Earth System in general, and of the biosphere in particular. These aspects will favour the understanding of the concepts related to biodiversity and organic evolution, as well as with the organisation and evolution of populations and ecosystems.
Biology professionals, as well as other sciences, often develop their work in multidisciplinary teams, so the biologist must know the terminology and basic concepts of Geology that apply to different professional skills of these graduates. More specifically, professionals who develop their functions in the field of the environment, agricultural professionals, or those dedicated to information, documentation and dissemination should handle geological concepts that allow them to exchange information with other professionals, understand biological processes from a global point of view and make better decisions.
A particular impact of Geology on the biologist's professional profile concerns teaching at the middle level. According to the structure and contents of entrance exams, future teachers must acquire knowledge and skills related to Geology.
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