Course: Mineral Resources

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Course title Mineral Resources
Course code KGG/SUR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course 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 is aimed at issue of mineral resources as one of the conditioning factor of regional development. Special attention is paid to energetic resources and their future perspectives, construction materials, renewable energetic resources, Peak Oil phenomenon and its basic consequences. Students will be acquainted with regional aspects of mineral resources potential of selected countries, environmental consequences of mining and possibilities of further use of abandoned working districts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 40 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Understanding of regional aspects of mineral resources potential of selected countries of the Word.
Recall basic aspects in geography of mineral resources.
Elementary knowledge in Geology and Physical Geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Aubrecht, G. J. (2005). Energy : Physical, Environmental, and Social Impact. Harlow: Pearson Education.
  • Carr, D. D. (1994). Industrial Minerals and Rocks. SMME.
  • Cenk, M. et al. (2004). Obnovitelné zdroje energie. Praha: FCC Public.
  • Craig, J. R., Vaugham, D. J., Skinner, B. J. (2001). Resources of the Earth : Origin, Use, and Environmental Impact. Harlow: Pearson Education.
  • Heinberg, R. (2005). The Party's Over : Oil, War and the Fate of Industrial Societies. Gabriola Island: New Society Publishers.
  • Hetherington, L. E. et al. (2007). European Mineral Statistics 2001-2005. Keyworth: British Geological Survey.
  • Hetherington, L. E. et al. (2007). World Mineral Production 2001-2005. Keyworth: British Geological Survey.
  • Kunstler, J. (1993). The Geography of Nowhere : The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape. New York: Simon & Schuster.
  • Kužvart, M. (ed.). (1992). Ložiska nerudních surovin ČR II. Praha: Univerzita Karlova.

Study plans that include the course
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