Course: Geology and Paleontology

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Course title Geology and Paleontology
Course code KBI/0032
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester -
Number of ECTS credits 8
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Zelenka Přemysl, RNDr. CSc.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Aim of the course is to obtain basic knowledge on geological structure of crust of individual continents and its evolution in a framework of plate tectonics. The emphasis is given on major periods of continental crust accretion throughout orogenic cycles since Archean to Cenozoic. Geological evolution and structure of European lithosphere is shown in detail. Only basic information are provided about other continents. This course gives to MSc students an extended knowledge on palaeontological system (Bacteria, Fungi, Algobionta, Embryobionta, Protozoa, Porifera, Archeocyata, Coelenterata). All main groups of fossil organisms are characterized from the view-point of detailed morphology, palaeoecology, evolution and systematic subdivision. Each lecture is followed by practical demonstration of fossil material samples.


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Recommended literature
  • Chlupáč I. Geologická minulost České republiky. Academia Praha.. 2002.
  • Kachlík V. Vývoj organismů a jejich stratigrafický význam. Univerzita Karlova, Praha.. 1992.
  • Kachlík V., Chlupáč I. Základy geologie. Univerzita Karlova, Praha.. 1998.
  • Kalvoda J., Bábek O., Brzobohatý R. Historická geologie. Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc.. 1998.
  • Kvaček Z. a kol. Základy systematické paleontologie I. Karolinum Praha.. 2000.
  • Pokorný V. a kol. Všeobecná paleontologie. Univerzita Karlova. Praha.. 1992.
  • Zapletal J. Základy geologie. Univerzita Palackého, Olomouc.. 1998.
  • Ziegler V. Základy historické geologie a stratigrafie). Karolinum Praha.. 1999.
  • Ziegler V. Všeobecná geologie. Karolinum Praha.. 1996.

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