G1021 Physical geology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
3/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Slavomír Nehyba, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Václav Hladík (assistant)
Mgr. Petr Nečas (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Slavomír Nehyba, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Ing. Jana Pechmannová
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Mon 8:00–10:50 G1,01004, Mon 11:00–11:50 G1,01004
! G1021k Physical geology && ! NOW ( G1021k Physical geology ) && (! PROGRAM ( B - GE ) || ( NOW ( G0101 Occupational healt and safety ) && NOW ( C7777 Handling chemical substances ) && ( NOW ( CST:CJV_DIAL Dialang )|| CST:CJV_DIAL Dialang || JA001 Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science || JA002 Advanced Examination in English for Specific Purposes - Science || JAG01 English for Geologists I || JAG02 English for Geologists II )))
Basic knowledge of natural sciencies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 78 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 30/78, only registered: 0/78, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/78
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 38 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of this course, students should be able to understand the processes of Physical Geology. Students should be able to apply the appropriate geological terminology and identify the geological processes and rocks in the field.
Learning outcomes
Student after of the course will be able to identify and describe the principal geological processes and objects.
  • Introduction to Physical Geology Geologic Column and Geologic Time. Astrogeology. General View of Earth, The Earth's Interior. The Earth's Crust. Plutonism, Intrusive Activity and the origin of Igneous Rocks. Volcanism and Extrusive Rocks. Postvolcanic Processes, Hot Springs and Geysers. Earthquakes. Sedimentary Strata and Sedimentary Rocks. Metamorphism, Metamorphic and Hydrothermal Rocks. Geologic Structures, Deformation of Rocks. Mountain Belts and Evolution of Mountain Belts. Plate Tectonics.
    recommended literature
  • Kachlík V., Chlupáč I.: Základy Geologie
  • KUMPERA, Otakar and Jan FOLDYNA. Všeobecná geologie. Edited by Vojtech Zorkovský. Vyd. 1. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. 521 s. info
    not specified
  • SKINNER, Brian J., Roger D. MORTON and Stephen C. PORTER. The dynamic Earth : an introduction to physical geology. Third edition. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995. 231 stran. ISBN 0471108642. info
  • THOMPSON, Graham R. and Jonathan TURK. Modern physical geology. Philadelphia: Saunders College Publishing, 1993. xv, 608, 2. ISBN 0-03-096910-7. info
  • CHERNICOFF, Stanley and Ramesh VENKATAKRISHNAN. Geology :an introduction to physical geology. New York: Worth Publishers, 1995. xxvii, 593. ISBN 0-87901-452-0. info
  • PLUMMER, Charles C. and David MCGEARY. Physical geology :student study art notebook. 7th ed. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Communications, 1996. 161 s. ISBN 0-697-28732-7. info
  • THOMPSON, Graham R. and Jonathan TURK. Introduction to physical geology. Fort Worth: Saunders College, 1998. 1 sv. (rů. ISBN 0-03-024348-3. info
  • PLUMMER, Charles C. and David MCGEARY. Physical geology :with interactive plate tectonics CD-ROM. 7th ed. Dubuque: Wm. C. Brown Communications, 1996. 539 s. +. ISBN 0-697-26676-1. info
  • DINWIDDIE, Robert, Simon LAMB and Ross REYNOLDS. Bouřlivá planeta Země : [sopky, zemětřesení, hurikány, bahnotoky, tsunami]. Translated by Jana Pacnerová. 1. vyd. Praha: Fortuna Libri, 2012. 360 s. ISBN 9788073216344. info
  • TARBUCK, Edward J. and Frederick K. LUTGENS. Earth :an introduction to physical geology. Illustrated by Dennis Tasa. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2002. xv, 670 s. ISBN 0-13-092025-8. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation in the form of regular lectures, consultations, exercises
Assessment methods
final writing exam, more than 60% of correct answers for successful exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
full-time teaching
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Autumn 2010 - only for the accreditation, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2011 - acreditation, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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