Course: Foreign geological field trip

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Course title Foreign geological field trip
Course code KGE/ZGEX
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Faměra Martin, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bábek Ondřej, prof. Mgr. Dr.
Course content
Practical field training focused on historical and regional geology of the Alps. Study of geological formations in the Eastern, Western and Southern Alps. Visit of important stratigraphic and structural localities, specific crystalline complexes (ophiolites), mineralogical and palaeontological localities and demonstration of the relationships between geomorphology and structure of a young orogene.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation, Demonstration
  • Excursion - 60 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Practival field training focused on geological structure of the Alps and important geological localities and geoparks in Europe.
The students will acquire: - field knowledge of important geological formations in the Alps - ability to describe important localities of minerals, rocks and fossils and assign them to higher tectono-stratigraphic units of the Alps - knowledge of structure and geomorphology of a young orogenic belt
Knowledge of historical and regional geology of the Czech Republic, geological mapping skills.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Active presence in the field trip, field notes, identification of rock, fossil and mineral samples.
Recommended literature
  • Joseph P., Lomas S.A. (2004). Deep Water Sedimentation in the Alpine Basin of SE France. Geol. Soc. Spec. Publ. 221, 448 pp.. London.
  • Schoenenberg R., Neugebauer J. (1987). Einfuehrung in die Geologie Europas. Rombach Wissenschaft GmbH.
  • Windley B.F. (1996). The Evolving Continents. J. Wiley and Sons.. London.

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 - Summer