Course: Geosciences 1

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Course title Geosciences 1
Course code CBG/GEO1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Mentlík Pavel, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Stacke Václav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vočadlová Klára, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1+2. Geosystems - system approach in natural sphere, basic principles and terminology; 3. Universe - origin of the Universe from the historical point of view, origin and location of the Earth in the Universe; 4. Eartg - characteristics and basic terms; 5. Energy balance of the Earth - energy in natural geosystems and forms of energy; 6. Geophysical systems - gravimetry, geothermal energy, seismology and geomagnetism; 7. Atmospheric systems - atmosphere, evolution of atmospheric composition, interaction atmosphere-hydrosphere; 8. Hydrologic systems - water circulation in macro- and micro-scale, material flow, hydrologic balance; 9. Geologic and geomorphologic systems - global roc cycle, weathering, erosion-transport-sedimentation, system approach in geomorphology (eg. glacial system, fluvial system); 10. Biochemical cycles - cycles of basic substances (carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus) and their significance for life; 11. Giogeographic cycles - global system of the life, plant-soil system; 12. Antropoghenic impact on natural geosystems - system approach in assessment of the environment. Seminars: Seminars are focused on identification of basic components of natural geosystems; description and clarification of basic principles; determination of analogous examples; design of schemes, graphs and tables; presentation and evaluation of personal subsystems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Lecture with practical applications, Collaborative instruction, Discussion, Students' portfolio, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 15 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
vysvětlit základní terminologii z přírodovědných předmětů odpovídající středoškolské úrovni
vysvětlit základní problémy přírodních věd na středoškolské úrovni
definovat polohu Země ve Vesmíru
vyjmenovat základní sféry Země
popsat základní sféry Země
vyřešit jednoduché matematické příklady vycházející ze středoškolské matematiky
professional skills
analyzovat problémy z přírodních věd na středoškolské úrovni
používat základní terminologii přírodovědných předmětů odpovídající středoškolské úrovni
samostatně interpretovat výsledky získané jednoduchými výpočty
diskutovat výsledky získané řešením úloh
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
vysvětlit pojem geosystém
vyjmenovat základní přírodní geosystémy a jejich prvky
popsat základní přírodní geosystémy a jejich prvky
vysvětlit vzájemné vazby mezi základními geosystémy a jejich subsystémy
nakreslit schémata základních geosystémů, jejich subsystémů a vazeb mezi nimi
professional skills
analyzovat toky látek, energie a hmoty v jednotlivých geosystémech
obhájit vlastní model vybraného dílčího geosystému
komentovat vzájemnou provázanost jednotlivých geosystémů
posoudit vliv změn globálních geosystémů na regionální variabilitu
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Textual studies
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
Lecture with practical applications
Discussion
assessment methods
Oral exam
Test
Recommended literature
  • Brázdil, Rudolf. Úvod do studia planety Země : Celost. vysokošk. učebnice pro stud. přírodověd. a pedagog. fakult. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1988.
  • Jeník, Jan. Ekosystémy : Úvod do organizace zonálních a azonálních biomů. Praha : Karolinum, 1996. ISBN 80-7184-040-8.
  • Newson, M.D., Hanwell, J. Systematic Physical Geography. London, 1982.
  • Strahler, A., Strahler, A. Introducing Physical Geography. Wiley Sons. New York, 3rd edition, 683 pp.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education - (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education - (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (16) Chemistry courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (16) Physical education and sport 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (16) Biology courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (16) Physics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (17) Mathematics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (16) Mathematics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Health Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter