Sylabus predmetu ZUPST - Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: ZUPST
Course title in language of instruction: Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
Course title in Czech: Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
Course title in English: Utility Plants of the Subtropics and Tropics
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1/1 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: Ing. Lukáš Karas (instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Petr Němec, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
doc. Dr. Ing. Jindřich Pavliš (supervisor)
Prerequisites: State Bachelor Examination
Aims of the course:
The subject will provide the basic knowledges about the agriculture and forestry in tropics and deeper knowledges about important groups of utility plants of tropics and subtropics, its characteristics,ways of planting ant use of its products.
Course contents:
1.The course deals use of tropical and subtropical plant products. It dwells as well on ecology of tropical and subtropical forests in general, their species diversity and chorology. Main emphasis in particular consist in use of most important plant species according to product category: (allowance 0/0)
a.Medicinal and poisonous plants
b.Drug plants and stimulants
c.Edible plants (fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses, oil-plants, spices)
d.Technical plants (timber, fibre, dye, tannins, resins and gums)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-Ability to solve problems
-Ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Ability to work in international context
-Capacity to learn
-Communication in second language
-Ethical commitment
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Science and research skills
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to clasify a plant into the classification system
-Ability to identify essential plant species.
-Knowledge of main crops of subtropical and tropical areas
-The ability to recognize important utility plants of tropics and subtropics, to know the ways of planting and use of its produscts.

Type of course unit: optional
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice14 h
     field work8 h
     professional educational excursion8 h
     preparation for exam24 h
     preparation of presentation14 h
     writing of seminar paper16 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
Credit / examination. Students must understand the fundamental issues of agriculture and forestry in the tropics, to know the most important crops of the tropics and subtropics, their characteristics, methods of cultivation and uses. The exam contain of defense of seminary work, written test and species determination. Minimum eleven from total twenty points is necessary to pass the exam.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQPAVLIŠ, J. -- JELÍNEK, P. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J.Useful Plants of the Subtropics and TropicsBrnoMendel University of Agriculture and Forestry Brno2004
RQEconomic botany: a textbook of useful plants and plant productsNew YorkMc Graw-Hill Book Comp.1937
RQPlants for a future: edible & useful plants for a healthier worldHampshire, EnglandPermanent Publications2000978-1-85623-011-7
RQBEIN, E.Useful trees and shrubs in Eritrea. Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities.NairobiRegional Soil Conservation Unit (RSCU)19969966-896-24-4
RQDUARTE, O. -- PAULL, R E.Exotic fruits and nuts of the New WorldWallingford , Boston9781780645056
RQBÄRTELS, A. -- BRUNET, D. -- GERNER, M E.Guide des plantes tropicales : plantes ornementales, plantes utiles, fruits exotiquesParisEugen Ulmer20012-84138-160-9
RQHUTTON, W.Handy pocket guide to tropical fruitsSingapore9781462907311, 9780794601881
RQNAKASONE, H Y. -- PAULL, R E.Tropical fruitsWallingfordCAB International19980-85199-254-4
RQLE BELLEC, F. -- RENARD, V. -- BURFORD, H.Tropical fruits : the compendium[Sainte-Clotilde]Orphie19992-87763-115-X
RQGRAF, A B.Exotica 2 : pictorial cyclopedia of indoor plantsRutherfordRoehrs Company1959
RQPAULL, R E. -- DUARTE, O.Tropical fruits. : Volume IIWallingford, UKCABI2012978-1-84593-789-8
RQGEORGE, R A T.Tropical vegetable production9781845937539
RQTropical vegetablesSingaporPeriplus1996962-593-149-X
RQEl gran libro de las plantas exóticasBarcelonaEditorial de Vecchi200584-315-3161-4
RQWARREN, W. -- INVERNIZZI TETTONI, L.Tropical Flowers of ThailandBangkokAsia Books1998962-593-134-1
RQTATE, D.Tropical Fruit of ThailandSingaporeAsia Books2000981-4068-01-2
RQCHAN, E.Tropical Plants of Thailand and SE AsiaBangkokAsia Books1998962-593-168-6


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