Z0026c Physical geography - seminar

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Zdeněk Máčka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. David Honek (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Ondráčková (seminar tutor)
Hana Zelená (assistant)
Guaranteed by
prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: prof. RNDr. Rudolf Brázdil, DrSc.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
Z0026c/01: Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Tue 8:00–8:50 Z3,02045, D. Honek, L. Ondráčková
Z0026c/02: Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Mon 9:00–9:50 Z5,02004, D. Honek, L. Ondráčková
Z0026c/03: Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Mon 10:00–10:50 Z5,02004, D. Honek, L. Ondráčková
Z0026c/04: Mon 19. 9. to Sun 18. 12. Tue 15:00–15:50 Z5,02004, D. Honek, L. Ondráčková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
NOW ( Z0026p Physical geography ) && ((! Z0026 Physical geography ) || ! NOWANY ( Z0026 Physical geography ))
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 135 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/135, only registered: 0/135, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/135
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 11 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
This discipline gives a basic idea about a subsystem of physical-geographical sphere with orientation on its individual processes and phenomena. Parallelly there are presented connections and relations of processes, explanations of causes and mechanisms of their functioning with a special attention to individual parts and the whole physical-geograhical sphere.
Main objectives can be summarized as follows:
to learn the basis of particular disciplines of physical geography
to understand the linkages between the physical components of the landscape
  • 1. Introduction to physical geography 2. Basic knowledge about atmosphere 3. Basic meteorological elements 4. General atmospheric circulation 5. Weather forecast 6. Climate classifications 7. Climatic variability and change 8. Hydrosphere 9. Hydrography 10. Hydrometry 11. Water regime of rivers 12. Hydrology of underground water 13. Hydrology of lakes and reservoirs 14. The World ocean. 15. Earth inner structure, litosphere and plate tectonics 16. Earth materials: minerals and rocks 17. Tectonic and volcanic landforms 18. Weathering and mass wasting 19. Landforms made by running water 20. Landforms and rock structure 21. Landforms made by waves and wind 22. Glacial landforms and the ice ages 23. Global soils 24. Global ecosystems
  • Harmonogram of seminars is linked to the topics of the lecture: 1. Lecture topics 1-2. 2. Lecture topics 3-4. 3. Lecture topics 5-6. 4. Lecture topics 7-8. 5. Lecture topics 9-10. 6. Lecture topics 11-12. 7. Lecture topics 13-14. 8. Lecture topics 15-16. 9. Lecture topics 17-18. 10. Lecture topics 19-20. 11. Lecture topics 21-22. 12. Lecture topics 23-24.
  • Short tests will be written for topics 15 to 24 (2 or 3 questions for a topic). The aim is to test the understanding of themes that have been taught in the lectures. The grades from these tests are not decisive for passing the course.
    required literature
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. Introducing Physical Geography. 5. vyd. : Wiley, 2010. 656 pp. ISBN 0-470-13486-0. info
    recommended literature
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 3rd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. xix, 684. ISBN 0471238007. info
    not specified
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Arthur Newell STRAHLER. Introducing physical geography. 4th ed. Hoboken, N.J.: J. Wiley, 2006. xxv, 728. ISBN 047167950X. info
  • STRAHLER, Alan H. and Zeeya MERALI. Visualizing physical geography. Hoboken, N.J.: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. xxxi, 592. ISBN 9780470095720. info
Teaching methods
Seminars including discussion on the topics from lectures.
Knowledge electronic tests (inquiry in the IS.MUNI testing application).
Short written test from selected topics aiming to check the undestanding the topics taught in the lectures.
Assessment methods
Succesful finishing of the course requires to pass three written tests during the term. Active participation in discussion on seminars is also necessary presumption of fulfilling requirements. Tests cover all themes presented in the lecture. Passing the course is restricted only to students who gained at least 81 credits from maximum of 136 credits in three semestral tests.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Nutno zapsat na začátku studia v 1. semestru.
Information on course enrolment limitations: studenti nemateřských oborů si mohou požádat prostřednictvím ISu o udělení výjimky
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Autumn 2015, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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