541-0025/15 – Geology (VG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor, Follow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
BER32 RNDr. Jiří Beránek
POR041 Ing. Michal Matloch Porzer, Ph.D.
SKU41 prof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

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

Průběžná kontrola zpracovávaných úkolů ve cvičení. Písemná zkouška prověřující znalosti v rozsahu uvedené odborné literatury, obsahu přednášek a cvičení.


Other requirements

Students on the corresponding level know mineralogy, petrology etc.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Geology - disciplines and methods. 2. The rock cycle. Endogenous and exogenous dynamic of the Earth. 3. Earth crust - plate tectonics. 4. Fundamental principles of stratigraphy and sedimentology - bedding, formations etc. 5. Secondary structures - Fold, Faults and other records of rock deformation. 6. Earthquakes. 7. Magmatism - magma and classification of magmatic body`s structures. 8. Volcanism. 9. Metamorphosis. 10. Exogenous dynamic - weathering, erosion, soil profiles. 11. Surface processes. 12. Mass wasting - preventing landslides. 13. Hydrologic cycle and groundwater. 14. Fundamental principles of mutual interaction.

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2019/2020 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation: doplnit, doplnit, doplnit, doplnit.

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