Selected courses

Physical geology I

  • Introduction to modern dynamic geology and comprehensive overview of the main geological processes, their physical nature, geodynamic causes and driving forces
  • Internal structure and composition of the Earth and magmatic and metamorphic processes
  • Global tectonics and movements of lithospheric plates
  • Origin and development of sedimentary basins
  • Concept of geological time, and the development of the Earth from its inception to the present.

Laboratory course in physical geology I

  • In-depth practical introduction into geological processes that form common types of rock-forming minerals and basic types of magmatic, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks
  • Introduction into work with a geologic compass, processing of geologic orientation data, construction of geologic maps, and interpretation of cross-sections

Field Training Course of Geological mapping

  • Basic methods of field geological investigations;
  • Obtaining practical abilities in distinguishing of the rocks types and assembling of the geological map;
  • Training in basic methods of structural geology, quaternary geology, sedimentology and volcanology
  • Complete geological developement of the studied region

Plutons, volcanoes, and orogeny through time

  • Overview of the evolution of magmatic systems in space and time, with an emphasis on a genetic link between magmatism and plate tectonics
  • A variety of intriguing issues related to mechanisms of emplacement and structural inventory, compositional and textural zonality, and magnetism of igneous bodies as a “recorder” of tectonic
  • Evolution of magmatism at convergent plate boundaries and in collisional orogens
  • Cyclicity of magmatism in magmatic arcs, the mechanisms of magma ascent under volcanoes and the structural record of pyroclastic eruptions of stratovolcanoes and calderas

Rock magnetism in practice

  • Application of rock magnetic methods on various geodynamic processes
  • Short block of lectures oriented on anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and remanent magnetization (AMS and ARM), paleomagnetism and magnetic mineralogy
  • Field works focused sampling procedure will be introduced
  • Processing and measuring samples in the Laboratory of Rock Magnetism.
  • Independent work on their seminar theses including data processing and interpretations

Full list of our courses

Course codeTitleSemesterLanguageE-creditsGuarantor(s)
MG421P00Physical geology IwinterCzech5prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG421P31Introduction to Physical Geology (for biology)winterCzech3prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG420T06Field course of geologyspringCzech2prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG420P10Plutons, volcanoes, and orogeny through timespringEnglish3prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG421T04EGeologic field trips (for Erasmus students)springEnglish2prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG421T04Geologic field trips (for biology)springCzech2prof. RNDr. Jiří Žák, Ph.D.
MG421P09ZFundamentals of geology for geographersspringCzech5Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
MG421T02UField course in Physical GeologyspringCzech2Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
 MG420P11Rock magnetism in practicespringEnglish2Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
MG421C21ALaboratory course in physical geology IwinterCzech2Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D.
MG421C21BLaboratory course in physical geology IIspringCzech2Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D. and Mgr. Roland Nádaskay, Ph.D.
 MG420P09Journal Club of the Institute of Geology and Paleontologywinter and springEnglish2Mgr. Filip Tomek, Ph.D. and Mgr. Filip Scheiner, Ph.D.
MG421P08Regional Geology (basic)springCzech5doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MG421P07Regional Geology I (advanced)winterCzech5doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MG421T24Field Course from the Regional GeologyspringCzech2doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MG421T10Field Training Course of Geological mappingspringCzech3doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MG431T84Field didactic course for geology teachersspringCzech2doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MG421P21Natural disastersspringCzech2doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.
MDPS047Landscape assesment from the point of view of geoscienceswinterCzech3doc. RNDr. Václav Kachlík, CSc.