541-0074/07 – Sedimentology (S)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Geological EngineeringCredits3
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Petr Skupien, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageEnglish
Year of introduction2019/2020Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
MAL70 doc. Ing. Jiří Mališ, 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+1
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+4

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Knowledge and explanation how to recognise the common lithologies, textures and sedimentary structures, and how to record and measure these features.

Teaching methods

Experimental work in labs


The course is devoted to the basics of environmental sedimentology. Students will learn the basic principles of classification of sediments. A substantial part is devoted to an overview of individual sedimentation environments and genetic types of sediments. It includes the stratigraphic significance of sediments.

Compulsory literature:

BOGGS, S.: Principles of Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (4th ed.), 2006, Pearson Prentice Hall - Pearson Education. PERRY, C., K. TAYLOR: Environmental Sedimentology - Blackwell Publishing, 2007,1-447. Oxford SELLEY R.C.: Applied Sedimentology. 2000, 1-520. Academic Press JAMES N.P., JONES B.: Origin of Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks. American Geophysical Union, 2015, 464 s.

Recommended literature:

NICHOLS, G.: Stratigraphy and Sedimentology. – Blackwell Publishing, 1999, 1-355. Oxford TURCKER M.U.: Sedimentary Rocks ind the Field. Wiley New York, 1993, 1-153. YU X., LI S., LI S.: Clastic Hydrocarbon Reservoir Sedimentology. Springer, 712 s. LEWIS D.W., McCONCHIE D.M.: Practical Sedimentology. Springer, 1994, 217s.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Laboratory and seminar work, oral exam with written preparation.


Other requirements

The study of recommended literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Sedimentary Processes Transport and Deposition of Siliciclastic Sediments Sedimentary Textures Sedimentary Structures Composition 2. Classification of Siliciclastic Sediments Carbonate Sedimentary Rocks Other Chemical/Biochemical Sedimentary Rocks Diagenesis Facies 3. Facies Models Depositional Environments Principes of Stratigraphy and Basin Analysis

Conditions for subject completion

Part-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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Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner
ECTS - FMG 2022/2023 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block
ECTS - FMG 2021/2022 Full-time English Optional 501 - Study Office stu. block