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Regional Geology of the World

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Course Unit Code541-3513/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated4 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory type B
Level of Course Unit *Second 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
DUR20Ing. Miloš Duraj, Ph.D.
MAR31prof. Ing. Marian Marschalko, Ph.D.
KUB0247Ing. Jan Kubáč, Ph.D.
The subject acquaints students with basic orientation knowledge of regional geology of the world. The aim is to teach students the orientational schematic geological structure of the continent, but also the oceanic crust. An important aspect of teaching is the emphasis on presentation for clients of tourists so that they can explain to people the geological structure of individual areas simply and clearly. At the same time, emphasis is placed on students understanding the basic geological structure of the studied continents with regard to the genesis, development and indicative petrographic composition of geological units.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
Regional geology of the world is an important part of geological knowledge for guides in world geotourism. Students will gain the basics of analytical skills and better orientation in the field of geological structure of the visited areas. The subject is based on the knowledge of plate tectonics, which is followed by the regional division of the continent and the ocean.
Course Contents
1. The importance of the earth's crust and the upper mantle in the construction of the continent and the ocean
2. Characteristic of the continent and ocean areas
3. Geotectonic cycles of the Earth
4. Geological structure of the Eurasian continent
5. Geological development of North America and Greenland
6. Geological structure of Central America and the Caribbean
7. Geology of South America
8. Geological structure and development of Antarctica
9. Geological structure of Africa
10. Geological development of Gondwan Asia
11. Geological development of Australia
12. Geology of oceanic areas
13. Use of regional geology of the world in geoscience tourism
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
BALLY, A.B. a ROBERTS D.G.: Regional geology and tectonics: principles of geologic analysis, volume 1A. Boston: Elsevier 2012. ISBN 978-00-8095-186-7
MOORES, E.M. A FAIRBRIDGE R.W.: Encyclopedia of European and Asian Regional geology. London: Chapman & Hall, cop. 1997, 804 s. ISBN 978-04-1274-040-4
COENRAADS, R. R.: Geologie Země: velký obrazový průvodce. Přeložil CEMPÍREK, J. Čestlice: Rebo Productions 2007, 304 s. ISBN 978-80-7234-739-1
MÍSAŘ, Z.: Regionální geologie světa, 1. vyd. Praha: Academia 1987, 705 s.
ZIEGLER, V.: Geologie světa. Praha: Karolinum 2001, 66 s. ISBN 80-246-0281-4
FRISCH, W., MESCHEDE, M. A BLAKEY, R.C.: Plate tectonics: continental drift and mountain building. London: Springer 2011, 212 s. ISBN 978-35-4076-503-5
Recommended Reading:
PARK, G.: Making of Europe: A geological journey. 1. vyd. Dunedin Academic Press 2014, 176 s. ISBN 978-178-0465-17-3
SELINUS, O., FINKELMAN, R. B., CENTENO, J.O.: Medical geology: a regional synthesis. London: Springer, 2010. ISBN 978-904-8134-30-4
THOMPSON, M. R. A., CRAME, J. A., THOMSON, J. W.: Geological Evolution of Antarctica. British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge 2011. ISBN 978-052-1188-90-6
BALLY, A. B., ROBERTS, D. G.: Regional geology and tectonics: phanerozoic passive margins, cratonic basins and global tectonic maps, volume 1C. Boston: Elsevier 2012, 1196 s. ISBN 978-044-4563-62-0
FAIRBRIDGE, R. W.: The Encyclopedia of World Regional Geology: Western Hemisphere including Antarctica and Australia. Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross 1975, 704 s. ISBN 978-047-0251-45-4
KULKE, H.: Regional petroleum geology of the world. Berlin: G. Borntraeger, 1994. ISBN 978-344-3110-21-5
PETTERS, S. W.: Regional Geology of Africa. Springer 2014, 748 s. ISBN 978-366-2165-47-8
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Tutorials
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