Course: Natural Factors Determining Development

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Course title Natural Factors Determining Development
Course code KGE/PFPR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bábek Ondřej, prof. Mgr. Dr.
  • Bíl Michal, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Faměra Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Sedláček Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Šimíček Daniel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The Earth as a planet and its position in the solar system. Geophysical model of the Earth, internal arrangement of the planet and the relation to other planets. Patterns in the evolution of Earth's lithosphere, interaction between endosphere and exosphere of the Earth. Geofactors of the natural environment and their influence on the development. Rock environment and its properties. Main natural abiotic factors limiting the sustainable development.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 28 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Geofactors of the natural environment and their influence on the development.
The students should be able to: " relate the geofactors of the natural environment with the development of the human society " define the main abiotic factors limiting the sustainable development " explain the influence of the rock and soil environment on sustainability of the development complexly interpret the influence of natural factors on the human society
High-school level knowledge of physical geography and Earth Sciences.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Oral / written exam? a complex assessment of the effects of the Earth processes on human society.
Recommended literature
  • Kukal, Z. - Reichmann, F. (2000). Horninové prostředí České republiky, jeho stav a ochrana. Praha: ČGÚ.
  • Murck, B., W. - Skinner, B., J. (1999). Geology today: understanding our planet. J. Wiley and Sons, New York.
  • Tarbuck, E. J., Lutgens, F. K. (2002). Earth: An Introduction to Physical Geology.. New Jersey: Prentice.

Study plans that include the course
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