541-0025/01 – Geology (VG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Ing. Radomír Grygar, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2010/2011
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
GRY20 doc. Ing. Radomír Grygar, CSc.
JEL73 doc. Ing. Jan Jelínek, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The aim of the course is to master the essential features of construction and development of the Earth, an understanding of the geological cycle and principles of the functioning of endogenous and exogenous geological processes.

Teaching methods

Terrain work


The course is devoted to the basics of general geology based on the cycle of geological processes and knowledge of endogenous and exogenous dynamic of the Earththat shape the Earth's crust and participate in changes in the Earth's surface.

Compulsory literature:

GROTZINGER J. et al.: Understanding Earth, 5th edition, W.H. Freeman and Company.2007 PARK, G.: Introducing Geology. 2018, Dunedin Academic Press. TARBUCK, E.J., F. K. LUTGENS, D. G. TASA: Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology. 2016, Pearson. FLECHTER, C.: Physical Geology: The Science of Earth. 2014, Willey.

Recommended literature:

MARSCHALKO, M.: Engineering geology. VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Institute of Geological Engineering, 2005. PLUMMER, C. C., MCGEARY, D., CARLSON, D. H.: Physical Geology. McGraw Hill, Boston, 2005. SPENCER E.W. Geologic Maps: A Practical Guide to Preparation and Interpretation. 221p., Waveland Press, Inc.; 3 edition. 2017. MALEY T. Field Geology Illustrated. Mineral Land Publications; Second Edition edition, 2005, 704 p.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Geology - disciplines and methods. The rock cycle. Endogenous and exogenous dynamic of the Earth. Earth crust - plate tectonics. Fundamental principles of stratigraphy and sedimentology - bedding, formations etc. Secondary structures - Fold, Faults and other records of rock deformation. Earthquakes. Magmatism - magma and classification of magmatic body`s structures. Volcanism. Metamorphosis. Exogenous dynamic - weathering, erosion, soil profiles. Surface processes. Mass wasting - preventing landslides. Hydrologic cycle and groundwater - fundamental principles of mutual interaction.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 0
                Project Project 33  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 0
                Oral Oral examination 67  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2008/2009 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3602T002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3602T002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3602T002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (N3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3602T002) Geoinformatics (10) P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan
2000/2001 (M3646) Geodézie a kartografie (3602T002) Geoinformatics P Czech Ostrava 5 Choice-compulsory study plan

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