Course: Geology and Pedology

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Course title Geology and Pedology
Course code KPV/1GEPE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vráblíková Jaroslava, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Pokorný Richard, Ing. DiS.
  • Vráblík Petr, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Planet of Earth, its Anatomy. Lithosphere 2. Geological activities of Exogenic potency 3. Mineralogy and Petrology 4. Historical geology and Geological time scale 5. Mineral resources (raw material) and Deposits 6. Old mine workings and protection of significant geological places 7. Geological legislation 8. Importance of the soil and it's ecological, environmental and socioeconomic function 9. Soil composition and its characteristics - physical, chemical and biological. 10. Soil creation, essence and factors. Stratigraphy.Taxonomy and classification. 11. Land resources and their protection. Cultivation and reclamation. 12. Soil erosion. Erosion control 13. Land evaluation and assessing. 14. Hygiene of soil and monitoring. Land resources legislation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Essential knowledge in geology including the terminology. Development and building of the Earth, lithosphere, its composition (mineralogy and petrology) and geological processes. Geological time scale, Mineral resources (raw materials) and deposits, geotechnic, old mines and protection of significant geological sites and geological legislation Importance of the soil and its function, soil creation and its characteristics Taxonomy and classification of the soil. Land resources, their evaluation and assessing. Soil erosion. Application of pedology in the field of environment. Land resources legislation.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Bedrna Z. Environmentální podoznalstvo, Věda SAV Bratislava 2002.
  • Blažková, M.. Geologie a životní prostředí. 1996.
  • BLAŽKOVÁ,M. Environmentální geologie - přednášky 2008. 2000.
  • Blažková,M. Geologie A Žp - E-Learning, www.Fzp.Ujep.Cz 2005.
  • Kachlík,V.,Chlupáč.I. Základy Geologie A Historické Geologie,1996.
  • Kozák J. a kol. Pedologie. 140 s. ČZU Praha 2002.
  • Tomášek M. Půdy České republiky .ČGU Praha 2007.
  • Valla M. a kol. Pedologické praktikum, ČZU, Praha 2004.
  • Vráblíková J., Vráblík P. Aplikovaná pedologie s. 155, UJEP Ústí n.L. 2007.
  • Vráblíková J., Vráblík P. Základy pedologie , s. 100, UJEP Ústí n.L. 2006.
  • www. www.Cgu.Cz: Geologická Encyklopedie. Praha 2007.

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