Course: Geomorphology

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Course title Geomorphology
Course code KGG/GMFO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
  • Smolová Irena, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course presents: geomorphology in system of sciences; geomorphologic schools and development of geomorphologic opinions; structure of the Earth (seismic model), geotectonical hypotheses, theory of litospheric plates; endogenous geomorphologic processes (volcanic activity and landforms, earthquakes and influence of landforms development); structural geomorphology - rock characteristics and their role in landforms developments, structural landforms, structural geomorphology of ocean bed; dynamic geomorphology - weathering, slope, fluvial, karst, cryogenic (glacial, nivation and periglacial), eolic, marine, biogenic processes and landforms; anthropogenic geomorphology.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Understanding the basic contexture and processes in litosphere.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in geomorphology.
Elementary knowledge in Geology, Hydrology, Meteorology and Klimatology.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam, Seminar Work

Knowledge within range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Allen, P. A. (1997). Earth Surface Processes. Oxford: Blackwell Science.
  • Bizubová, M., Škvarček, A. (2003). Geomorfológia. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského.
  • Demek, J. (1987). Obecná geomorfologie. Praha: Academia.
  • Horník, S., Buzek. L. et al. (1986). Fyzická geografie II. Praha: SPN.
  • Kukal, Z. et al. (1990). Základy oceánografie. Praha: Academia.
  • Mycielska-Dowgiałło, E. et al. (1999). Geomorfologia dynamiczna z elementami stosowanej : wybrana zagadnienia. Warszawa: Universytet Warszawski.
  • Rubín, J., Balatka, B. et al. (1986). Atlas skalních, zemních a půdních tvarů. Praha : Academia.
  • Smolová, I., Vítek, J. (2007). Základy geomorfologie : vybrané tvary reliéfu. Olomouc: Vydavatelství UP.
  • Strahler, A., Strahler, A. (2006). Introducing Physical Geography. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Summerfield, M. A. (1991). Global Geomorphology : An Introduction to the Study of Landforms. New York: Longman Scientific and Technical.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Ecology and Environmental Protection (1) Ecology and environmental protection 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Environmental studies and sustainable development (1) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Science Environmental Geology (2015) Geology courses 2 Summer