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Geology, First Cycle of Courses (WGG-0031-1SO)

(in Polish: Geologia, stacjonarne pierwszego stopnia)
first-cycle
full-time, 3 years
Language: Polish

Qualification awarded:

(in Polish) Licencjat na geologii

Access to further studies:

second-cycle programmes, postgraduate programmes

Professional status:

The graduate may carry out basic geological works, such as: documentation of geological outcrops, sampling in the field, description of drill-cores, performing basic stratigraphic, structural, petrologic, sedimentological, as well as cartographic studies. Acquired skills enable the graduate to perform, supervise, and document auxiliary geological works, as well as lead small teams which conduct such works. The graduate will be able to perform works which involve appliance of basic computer techniques in designing data bases and geological modelling. The graduate can be employed in industries of geological and geo-informatics sector, in facilities activity of which concerns developing plans of mining and protection, as well as plans of development of rock raw materials and mineral resources, as well as industries activity of which concerns extraction of resources, in units of both governmental and local administration (community offices, poviat offices, voivodeship marshal’s offices, ministries of: regional development, economy, infrastructure, environment protection), in geological survey (e.g. Polish Geological Institute).

Access requirements

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For candidates holding the new matura Polish school-leavers’ examination: competitive selection on the grounds of grades obtained in the matura examination. For candidates holding the old matura Polish school-leavers’ examination: competitive selection on the grounds of marks obtained in the Central Entrance Examination.

Teaching standards

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Graduates who complete the programme of study have acquired the learning outcomes specified in Resolution No. 34/III/2012 adopted by the Senate of the Jagiellonian University on 28th March 2012 on the introduction of learning outcomes for particular fields of study conducted at the Jagiellonian University as of the 2012/2013 academic year, with later amendments. Graduates hold the following qualifications as regards knowledge, skills, and social competences: KNOWLEDGE - A knowledge of the basic natural phenomena and their role in the Earth’s development; - Ability to explain geological phenomena on the basis of observation of the natural environment; - Appreciation of the role and significance of the quantitative description of geological processes and their results; - A sufficient knowledge of mathematics, physics, and chemistry to allow him/her to understand the basic geological processes and their results; - A sufficient knowledge of the basic theories of the geological sciences to allow him/her to understand geological processes and their connections with other branches of the natural sciences; - Knowledge of the structure and properties of the main components of the Earth’s crust; - Knowledge of the principles for the description, classification, and origins of the fundamental groups of rocks; - A basic knowledge of fossils and the evolution of life; - A basic knowledge of sedimentary deposits, both modern and mineral deposits, with regard to their structure and origins; - A knowledge of the fundamental tectonic structures and their origins, and of the mechanisms of rock deformation; - The knowledge needed to read, construct, and interpret simple geological maps, cross-sections, and profiles; - A basic knowledge of natural resources and the methods applied for their detection and extraction; - Knowledge of the fundamental geological concepts and terminology; - A knowledge of the development trends in the geological sciences and the research methods applied in them; - A basic knowledge of the statistical and numerical methods for the description and interpretation of geological phenomena; - Knowledge of the fundamental research techniques and instruments used in the geological sciences; - Knowledge and appreciation of the relationship between discoveries in the geological sciences and the potential for their application in economic and social affairs, in consideration of the sustainable management of resources and land; - Knowledge of the fundamental principles of ergonomics, safety and hygiene at work; - Knowledge and appreciation of the fundamental concepts and principles of the protection of intellectual property and copyright; ability to use patented information resources; - Familiarity with the general principles for the establishment and development of private business based on a knowledge of the geological sciences. SKILLS - Ability to apply the basic techniques and instruments for geological fieldwork; - Ability to read, construct, and interpret simple geological maps, cross-sections, and profiles; - Ability to give a macroscopic geological description and to identify the fundamental groups of rocks and their components, including fossils; - Ability to describe and identify the fundamental groups of minerals, rocks, and fossils using a polarising microscope and binoculars; - Ability to conduct the basic techniques of instrumental analysis for rocks and minerals; - Ability to read and understand the Polish-language literature on the geological sciences, and simple texts on geology in English; - Ability to use the accessible sources of information, including electronic data; - Ability to conduct simple research tasks and expertise in geology under the supervision of his/her academic tutor; - Ability to apply the basic statistical and numerical methods for the description and interpretation of geological phenomena; - Ability to conduct observations and simple measurements of the physical and chemical properties of rocks and minerals, both in the laboratory and in fieldwork; - Ability to conduct observations and measurements of the occurrence and distribution of rocks and geological structures in the field; - Ability to draw the correct conclusions from data derived from various sources; - Ability to speak on issues in geology using the appropriate language of science; - Ability to compile a paper on issues in geology based on documented evidence, in Polish and in English at the basic level; - Ability to deliver a presentation on geology at the basic level, in Polish and in English; - Ability to pursue an independent course of study, advancing his/her knowledge in his/her field of education; - Language proficiency in English within the scope of the geological sciences at the B2 proficiency level on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. SOCIAL COMPETENECES - Appreciation of the need for continuing education; - A capacity for team-work, performing the tasks and roles assigned to him/her in the group; - Ability to plan and monitor the carrying out of tasks assigned to him/her by him/herself or by others; - An appreciation of the need to abide by professional ethics and respect the opinions of others; - An appreciation of the need to enhance his/her professional and personal qualifications; - A sense of responsibility for his/her own and other people’s safety at work; ability to take appropriate action in crises and dangerous situations; - Appreciation of the need for the continual updating and enhancement of his/her knowledge, keeping abreast of the scientific and technological developments in geology; - Ability to think and act in an enterprising way.