Course: Structural Geology

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Course title Structural Geology
Course code KGE/ZSGE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Rez Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bábek Ondřej, prof. Mgr. Dr.
  • Lehotský Tomáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Primary structures of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. 2. Secondary structures. 3. Properties of the rock material and its behaviour during deformation. Stress and strain, rigid and ductile bodies. 4. Kinematics. Deformation of minerals and rocks. Structures of homogenous deformation, shear zones. 5. Faults and fault structures, fissures and fractures. 6. Folds, thrust- and nappe structures. 7. Determination of the vectorial elements.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Grafic and Art Activities
  • Attendace - 36 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Fundamental course in structural geology.
The students should be able to: - classify primary and secondary structures of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. - describe properties of the rock material and its behaviour under stress and strain - understand deformation of minerals and rocks, describe structures of homogenous deformation and shear zones. - classify and characterize faults, fissures and fractures, folds, thrust- and nappe structures.
Basic knowledge of physical geology and methods of geological work in the field and laboratory.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Written test proving the knowledge of presented problems
Recommended literature
  • Davis, G., H. - Reynolds S., J. (1996). Structural geology of rocks and regions, 2nd ed.. J. Wiley and Sons, New York.
  • Nemčok, M. a kol. (1995). Základy štruktúrnej geológie. Vyd. Mineralia Slovaca, Bratislava.
  • Ramsay, J. - Huber, M. (1984). The techniques of modern structural geology 1, 307 s. Academic Press.
  • Ramsay, J. - Huber, M. (1987). The techniques of modern structural geology 2, 391 s. Academic Press.
  • Ramsay, J. - Lisle, R. (2000). The techniques of modern structural geology 3, 1061 s. Academic Press.
  • Twiss, R., J. - Moores, E., M. (2007). Structural geology, 2nd ed.. W.H. Freeman and Co., New York.
  • Vachtl, J. - Jaroš, J. (1968). Strukturní geologie. UK 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 Summer
Faculty of Science Geology and Environmental Protection for Education (2015) Geology courses 2 Summer