G1021 Physical geology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
3/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. RNDr. Slavomír Nehyba, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Katarína Adameková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Slavomír Nehyba, Dr.
Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Martin Ivanov, Dr.
Supplier department: Department of Geological Sciences - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 8:00–10:50 G1,01004, Wed 11:00–11:50 G1,01004
Prerequisites (in Czech)
! G1021k Physical geology && ! NOW ( G1021k Physical geology ) && (! PROGRAM ( B - GE ) || ( NOW ( G0101 Occupational healt and safety ) && NOW ( C7777 Handling chemicals ) && ( 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 )))
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: 38/78, 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
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.
  • Kachlík V., Chlupáč I.: Základy Geologie
  • 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
  • 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
  • KUMPERA, Otakar, Jan FOLDYNA and Vojtech ZORKOVSKÝ. Všeobecná geologie [Kumpera, 1988]. 1. vyd. Praha: SNTL - Nakladatelství technické literatury, 1988. 521 s. info
Teaching methods
ordinary lectures with presentation of all topics of the subject Class discussion, individual consultation
Assessment methods
final writing exam, more than 60% of correct answers for successful exam In the case of a crisis pandemic situation, the course will be completed in the autumn semester of 2020 by distance form.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
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.
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