ZX511 Fundamentals of Geology

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Hanáček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Lulák (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marek Lang, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Bc. Pavla Wernerová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Daniel Nývlt, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable
Thu 14:00–15:50 Z4,02028
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
ZX511/01: Thu 16:00–16:50 Z4,02028, M. Lulák
Prerequisites
Completion of course Z0026 Physical Geography.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 3/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Student will be able to:
- identify the most common minerals and rocks and describe their basic physical and chemical properties,
- identify the basic groups of fossils and to place them in time,
- understand the principles of plate tectonics and describe palaeogeographic evolution of continents and oceans,
- describe the evolution of life on Earth and connect it with major chronostratigraphic units,
- orientate in geological maps and actively use them for their own work,
- orientate basically in regional-geological units of Czechia,
- know the basic dating methods and possibilities of their applications.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- identify the most common minerals and rocks and describe their basic physical and chemical properties,
- identify the basic groups of fossils and to place them in time,
- understand the principles of plate tectonics and describe palaeogeographic evolution of continents and oceans,
- describe the evolution of life on Earth and connect it with major chronostratigraphic units,
- orientate in geological maps and actively use them for their own work,
- orientate basically in regional-geological units of Czechia,
- know the basic dating methods and possibilities of their applications.
Syllabus
  • The course will include individual blocks related to: 1. Fundamentals of plate tectonics and the development of continents and oceans,
  • 2. Division of geological past, basic historical geology,
  • 3. Main groups of fossils and their change in geological history of the Earth, determination of fossils,
  • 4. Formation of minerals and rocks, their classification and properties including their determination,
  • 5. Fundamentals of regional geology, the main regional-geological units Czechia,
  • 6. Geological maps and their use,
  • 7. Digital geological data for the territory of Czechia and their use,
  • 8. Dating methods of geological past,
  • 9. Basic geological laboratory techniques,
  • 10. Use of geological data in geography.
Literature
    recommended literature
  • Němec, F. (1993): Klíč k určování nerostů a hornin. 5. vydání, SPN Praha.
  • CHLUPÁČ, Ivo, Rostislav BRZOBOHATÝ, Jiří KOVANDA and Zdeněk STRÁNÍK. Geologická minulost České republiky, Vydání 2, opravené (Historical geology of the Czech Republic). Praha: Academia Praha, 2011. 436 pp. Neživá příroda, 11 147. ISBN 978-80-200-1961-5. info
  • HABĚTÍN, Vladimír and Ervín KNOBLOCH. Kapesní atlas zkamenělin. 3. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 285 s. ISBN 8004243576. info
  • HABĚTÍN, Vladimír and František PAUK. Geologie pro zeměpisce [Pauk, 1979]. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979. 221 s. info
Teaching methods
lectures, homework, laboratory practices
Assessment methods
completion of homeworks and oral exam
Language of instruction
Czech
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, spring 2018, Autumn 2020.
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