Course syllabus BOT - Botany (FFWT - SS 2018/2019)

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Course code: BOT
Course title in language of instruction: Botanika
Course title in Czech: Botany
Course title in English: Botany
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2/3 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2018/2019
Name of lecturer: Ing. Michaela Kruttová (instructor)
doc. Ing. Radomír Řepka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
Acquirement of basic knowledge of system of Algae, Plants and Fungi inclusive of understanding of their role in ecosystems. Practical knowledge of 300 species of forest, meadow, ruderal and segetal plants, especially species indicators.
Course contents:
1.Phylogenetic system of lower and higher plants and fungi. (allowance 2/2)
a.1. Bacteria and their ecologic importance.
b.2. Cyanobacteria and algae, its distribution and importance.
c.3. Bryophytes and ferns focused on the important species.
d.4. Gymnosperms and angiosperms. Character set of most important families.
e.5. Fungi including lichens, its ecology and importance in natur.
f.6. Ferns and flowering plants with indicative value.

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to apply knowledge
-Ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-Ability to work independently
-Capacity to learn
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Competence to design a suitable combination of trees for planting in the landscape.
-Fundamental knowledge about grasslands management
-Knowledge of basic herbal and woody plant species to indicate habitat conditions
-The ability to distinguish between species of organisms and their communities for various types of management

Type of course unit: required
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
     practice28 h
     professional educational excursion24 h
     preparation for exam30 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
The course ends with a written and oral tests for credit should consult a seminar paper.
To pass the credit must be met: One 50-minute written test (at least 50% knowledge, that is 50 points out of 100) in which the student responds in writing to the 2 questions (one from the systematic botany and one of the ecological plant groups). The test also includes oral part (2-10 questions required at least 50% correct answers). The final mark is the result of an average of 3 stamps (2 of written questions, one of the oral). Participation in the test is compulsory.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQDEYL, M. -- HÍSEK, K.Naše květinyPrahaAcademia200180-200-0940-X
RQHEYWOOD, V H.Flowering plants of the worldLondonBatsford Ltd.19960-7134-7422-X
RQŘEPKA, R. -- KOBLÍŽEK, J.Systematická botanikaBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2011978-80-7375-024-4


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