Course: Geology and Palaeontology Field Trip

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Course title Geology and Palaeontology Field Trip
Course code CBG/EXGP
Organizational form of instruction Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Mergl Michal, Prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Field excursion aimed at practice of geological and palaeontological field research. Origin of geological structures and geological history of landscape forms. Important geological and palaeontological sites in Pilsen district, their educational potential.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Self-study of literature, Field trip
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 24 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
know common rocks and name common geological phenomena
know physical geography at secondary school level
know principes of historical geology including overwiev of Earth geochronology
know main groups of fossils, know what are index fossils
professional skills
be able to work with a map (topographical, geological)
determine common minerals and rocks
distinguish fossils in rock
general eligibility
have ability to move in a field trip
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
have basic knowledge about geology of the Bohemian massif
know basic mathods of geological research
know characteristic and index fossils for particular geological period
determine the significant geological phenomena and explain the processes of their origin
professional skills
be able to use the geological methods in a field praxis
determine significant fossils and determine relative age of sedimentary rock and geological phenomena
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Field trip
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Field trip
Self-study of literature
general eligibility
Field trip
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Continuous assessment
professional skills
Continuous assessment
general eligibility
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Habětín, Vladimír. Kapesní atlas zkamenělin. 3. vyd. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. ISBN 80-04-24357-6.
  • Chlupáč, Ivo. Geologická minulost České republiky. Praha : Academia, 2002. ISBN 80-200-0914-0.
  • Špinar, Zdeněk Vlastimil. Paleontologie. Praha : SNTL, 1986.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses - Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in Biology (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (16) Biology courses - Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in Biology (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (13) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (15) Biology courses - Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (14) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in Biology (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses 2 Summer