541-0057/07 – Earth Science (NZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Vítězslav Zamarský, CSc.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction1999/2000Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesMaster
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
HOF20 doc. RNDr. Libuše Hofrichterová, CSc.
STE64 Ing. Jiří Štěrba, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Part-time Graded credit 10+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Pedagogic aim of this subject is ability of students: - describe genesis of the universe, the solar system and the Earth; - describe the Earth’s body and explain the plat tectonic theory; - comprehend and define basic endogenous and exogenous processes; - identify mutual interaction between them; - classify and define various natural disasters; - understand principle of particular methods of survey the Earth.

Teaching methods



The subject gives the main information about processes, which are going in the Earth an affect our way to their understanding and utilization for man needs. The subject explain main opinions on the origin and development of the universe, the solar system and the Earth, on the Earth body structure and the composition, on the Earth physical fields. Shortly acquaint students with standard type rocks and their genesis. Describe primary and secondary structures. Deal with description hydrosphere and atmosphere. The subject characterizes the man position respect to extraordinary natural phenomena and catastrophes, informs of main methods of graphic description the Earth's surface and subsurface.

Compulsory literature:

PRESS, F., SIEVER, R.: Understanding Earth. W.H. 1998, Freeman and Company, New York, 682 s. 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:

COE, A.E.: Geological Field Techniques. 336 s., 2010, Wiley-Blackwell. JAMES, F. Luhr: Earth. Dorling Kindersley Lim. London, 2003 NURRE, P.: Rock Identification Field Guide. 2014, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 146 p. MALEY, T.: Field Geology Illustrated. 2005, Mineral Land Publications; Second Edition edition, 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:

1. Vývoj názorů na vznik a vývoj vesmíru - poznatky fyziky 20. století, které byly podstatné pro současnou kosmologii. 2. Podstatné rysy současné kosmologie. 3. Základní charakteristika sluneční soustavy. 4. Stavba a složení zemského tělesa. 5. Charakteristika geosfér. 6. Fyzikální pole Země. 7. Zemské zdroje. 8. Úloha průzkumné geologie. 9. Těžba nerostných surovin a s ní spojené problémy životního prostředí. 10. Úprava nerostných surovin. 11. GPS, dálkový průzkum Země a GIS. 12. Odpady, ekologické ukládání odpadů. 13. Voda jako limitující faktor rozvoje společnosti. 14. Mimořádné přírodní jevy a katastrofy - zemětřesení, sesuvy. 15. Mimořádné přírodní jevy a katastrofy - vulkanická činnost a atmosférické jevy.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Graded exercises evaluation Graded credit 100 (100) 0
        Other task type Other task type 100  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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