541-0034/07 – Structural Geology (SG)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits4
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 typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KAS0146 Ing. Mgr. Martin Kašing
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 basic principles of structural analysis and structural-tectonic analysis in both theoretical and practical level.

Teaching methods



Structural geology is the study of the deformation of the surface and subsurface of the Earth and other planetary bodies. This deformation reflects past changes in local and regional stress and strain, and can be used to reconstruct past crustal movements and dynamics. The primary goal of structural geology is to use measurements of present-day rock geometries to uncover information about the history of deformation (strain) in the rocks, and ultimately, to understand the stress field that resulted in the observed strain and geometries.

Compulsory literature:

FOSSEN H. Structural Geology. 2016, Cambridge University Press; 2 edition, 524 S. PLUIJM van der B.A. and MARSHAK S.: Earth Structure: An Intudaction to Structural Geology and Tectonics, WCB/McGraw-Hill. (1997) GROSHONG R.H. jr.: 3-D Structural Geology, Springer (2006) DAVIS G. H.: Structural geology of rocks and regions, John Wiley and Sons, New York. (1984)

Recommended literature:

PRICE N. J. and COSGROVE J. W.: Analysis of geological struktures, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge. (1990). DAVIS G. H.: Structural geology of rocks and regions, John Wiley and Sons, New York. (1984). PLUIJM van der B.A. and MARSHAK S.: Earth Structure: An Intudaction to Structural Geology and Tectonics,WCB/McGraw-Hill. (1997). GROSHONG R.H. jr.: 3-D Structural Geology, Springer (2006).

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Seminární práce, zápočtový test, písemná a ústní zkouška.


Other requirements

Student knows on the corresponding level mineralogy, petrology, physical geology etc.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Basic principles of structure geology. Classification of geological structures 2. Primary and nontectonic structures. Sedimentary structures. 3. Diapiral structures and gravitational structures of passive edges of continents 4. Primary structures of magmatic rocks. Impact structures. 5. Force and stress. Deformation and strain 6. Rheology 7. Brittle deformations – joints, faults etc. 8. Ductile deformations – folds etc. 9. Cleavage, S-C mylonites 10. Tectonics and regional deformations 11. Extensional tectonics. 12. Convergence and collision. Accretion. Nappes 13. Fold and thrust belts 14. Strike-Slip tectonics

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, doplnit.

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2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering LG K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2020/2021 (N0724A290003) Petroleum Engineering LG P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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