541-0057/17 – Earth Science (NZ)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementChoice-compulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2014/2015Year of cancellation2015/2016
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
STE64 Ing. Jiří Štěrba, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Examination 2+0
Part-time 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



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

The course without practice.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


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

Part-time form (validity from: 2014/2015 Winter semester, validity until: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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