Course: Geosciences 1

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Course title Geosciences 1
Course code KGE/GEO1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Stacke Václav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vočadlová Klára, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Červený Pavel, Mgr.
  • Mentlík Pavel, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Posová Darina, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: - Earth as a object of study of geography, history of the geography as a scientific discipline, present position of geography in the system of science; - Earth as a planet of Solar System, cosmological hypothesis, cosmological hypothesis, genesis and position of Earth in the Space, shape of the Earth and historical view on it; - Geographical coordinates, calculation on terrestrial globe and topographical survey, spherical trigonometry, coordinate systems, using of compass, clinometer and GPS, map; - Earth movements, seeming movements of celestial bodies; - Geographical aspects of Earth, Sun and Moon movements; - Time and its measurement, calendars, longitude measurement; - Reference surfaces of the Earth and use for mapping; - Selected coordinate systems and cartographic projections; - Principles of cartographic projections and cartographic deformations; Seminars: - Geographical calculations (e.g. spheric calculations, astronomical coordinates, time), creation and using of map and basic geographical tools (compass, clinometer, GPS).

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
To join the course students are expected to have basic knowledge of natural sciences at high school level.
professional skills
to use secondary school mathematics
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
describe position of the Earth in the Space
explain the Earth?s and Moon?s movements and their influence on geosphere
make basic calculations using geographical and other coordinate systems
apply complex view on flux of energy and elements in geosystem
use basic tools and instruments for localisation (compass, GPS, clinometer) and use a map for orientation ourselves
professional skills
use basic tools and instruments for localisation (compass, GPS, clinometer) and use a map for orientation ourselves
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Collaborative instruction
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
Lecture with practical applications
Discussion
Practicum
professional skills
Lecture with visual aids
Practicum
general eligibility
Lecture
Practicum
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Oral exam
Test
professional skills
Test
general eligibility
Test
Recommended literature
  • Hvězdářská ročenka. Praha : Academia.
  • Brázdil, Rudolf; Mucha, Ludvík; Okáč, Zdeněk. Matematická geografie : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd.. 1. [dotisk] 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Brázdil, Rudolf. Úvod do studia planety Země : Celost. vysokošk. učebnice pro stud. přírodověd. a pedagog. fakult. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1988.
  • Čapek, Richard. Planetární geografie : Určeno pro posl. přírodovědecké fak. Univ. Karlovy. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1992. ISBN 80-7066-698-6.
  • Pyšek, Jiří. Kartografie a topografie. I. Kartografie. ZČU v Plzni, 1995.
  • Pyšek, Jiří. Kartografie, kartometrie a matematická geografie v příkladech. Vyd. 1. [Plzeň] : Západočeská univerzita, 1995. ISBN 80-7043-157-1.
  • Vanýsek, Vladimír. Základy astronomie a astrofyziky. 1. vyd. Praha : Academia, 1980.


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 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter