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Course Unit Code541-0025/15
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *Second Year
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SKU41prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
POR041Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
The course is devoted to the basics of general geology based on the cycle of geological processes and knowledge of endogenous and exogenous dynamic of the Earththat shape the Earth's crust and participate in changes in the Earth's surface.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to master the essential features of construction and development of the Earth, an understanding of the geological cycle and principles of the functioning of endogenous and exogenous geological processes.
Course Contents
1. Geology - disciplines and methods.
2. The rock cycle. Endogenous and exogenous dynamic of the Earth.
3. Earth crust - plate tectonics.
4. Fundamental principles of stratigraphy and sedimentology - bedding, formations etc.
5. Secondary structures - Fold, Faults and other records of rock deformation.
6. Earthquakes.
7. Magmatism - magma and classification of magmatic body`s structures.
8. Volcanism.
9. Metamorphosis.
10. Exogenous dynamic - weathering, erosion, soil profiles.
11. Surface processes.
12. Mass wasting - preventing landslides.
13. Hydrologic cycle and groundwater.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
GROTZINGER J. et al.: Understanding Earth, 5th edition, W.H. Freeman and Company.2007
PARK, G.: Introducing Geology. 2018, Dunedin Academic Press.
TARBUCK, E.J., F. K. LUTGENS, D. G. TASA: Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology. 2016, Pearson.
FLECHTER, C.: Physical Geology: The Science of Earth. 2014, Willey.
KUMPERA, O. a kol. Všeobecná geologie, SNTL Praha, 1988.
JELÍNEK J. Nauka o Zemi [online]
MARSCHALKO M. et al. Geologie [online]
PARK, G. Introducing Geology. Dunedin Academic Press, 2018.
Recommended Reading:
MARSCHALKO, M.: Engineering geology. VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Geological Engineering, 2005.
PLUMMER, C. C., MCGEARY, D., CARLSON, D. H.: Physical Geology. McGraw Hill, Boston, 2005.
SPENCER E.W. Geologic Maps: A Practical Guide to Preparation and Interpretation. 221p., Waveland Press, Inc.; 3 edition. 2017.
MALEY T. Field Geology Illustrated. Mineral Land Publications; Second Edition edition, 2005, 704 p.
KUMPERA, O. Všeobecná geologie - učební texty pro studenty hornických oborů. Ostrava: ES VŠB Ostrava, 1987, 265 s.
KUMPERA, O., J. FOLDYNA a V. ZORKOVSKÝ. Všeobecná geologie. Praha: SNTL/Alfa, 1988, 521 s.
TARBUCK, E. J., F. K. LUTGENS a D. G. TASA. Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology. Pears, 2016.
FLECHTER, C. Physical Geology: The Science of Earth. Willey, 2014.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials, Terrain work
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Credit and ExaminationCredit and Examination100 (100)51
        CreditCredit33 17
        ExaminationExamination67 18