Course: Quaternary Geology

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Course title Quaternary Geology
Course code KGE/GK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Sedláček Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimíček Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Quaternary and its position in the stratigraphy of Cainozoic, general characteristics and definition and detailed division. The meaning of climatic changes and oscillations, their causes. The influence of abiotic processes on the development of inanimate nature (geology, geomorphology, sedimentation, tectonics). The evolution of of plants and animals, their changes (botany, zoology). Evolution of man and its influence on nature.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Attendace - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Quaternary and its position in the stratigraphy of Cainozoic, general characteristics and definition and detailed division. The meaning of climatic changes and oscillations, their causes. The influence of abiotic processes on the development of inanimate nature (geology, geomorphology, sedimentation, tectonics). The evolution of of plants and animals, their changes (botany, zoology). Evolution of man and its influence on nature.
The student should be able to: - explain the importance and position of the Quaternary in the geological evolution of the Earth. - define the principles of its chronostratigraphic, biostratigraphic and magnetostratigraphic classification. - explain the causes of global worldwide climate cooling and its consequences. - describe the Quaternary glacial and interglacial cycle and its impact on erosional, denudational, and weathering processes. - describe the geological evolution and processes on the territory of the Czech Republic in Quaternary (pedogenesis, aeolic activity, fluvial activity, action of frost and glaciers, periglacial processes, cave sediments, travertines, young tectonic movements). - define the relationship of man and nature in the Quaternary.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Recommended literature
  • Czudek, T. (1997). Reliéf Moravy a Slezska v kvartéru. Sursum Tišnov.
  • Ložek, V. (1989). Příroda ve čtvrtohorách. Academia Praha.
  • Růžičková, E. - Růžička, M. - Zeman, A. - Kadlec, J. (2001). Quaternary clastic sediments of the Czech Republic. Český geologický ústav Praha.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2014) Geology courses 1 Winter