541-0057/12 – Earth Science (NZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits2
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2004/2005Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+0
Combined Credit and Examination 6+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

Lectures

Summary

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. (1998): Understanding Earth. W.H. Freeman and Company, New York, 682 s. STEPHEN HAWKING: The Universe in a Nutshell. Bantam Books, 2001 JAMES HUGHES: Desk Reference Encyclopedia. Kingfisher Publications, plc., 1995

Recommended literature:

James, F. Luhr: Earth. Dorling Kindersley Lim. London, 2003

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

The course without practice.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

The study of recommended literature.

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The Universe. 2. The Earth System. 3. Plate Tectonics: The Unifying Theory. 4. The Rock Cycle. 5. Primary Geological Bodies. 6. Secondary Geological Structures. 7. Basic characteristics of the hydrosphere 8. Basic characteristics of the atmosphere 9. Weathering, Erosion, and Mass Wasting. 10. Methods of survey, GPS, GIS. 11. Extraordinary natural events and disasters. 12. Global warming.

Conditions for subject completion

Conditions for completion are defined only for particular subject version and form of study

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2012/2013 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2009/2010 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2008/2009 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying P Czech Ostrava 1 Choice-compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2007/2008 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B3646) Geodesy and Cartography (3646R001) Mining Surveying K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2006/2007 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2005/2006 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2004/2005 (B2110) Geological Engineering (2101R003) Geological Engineering K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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