Course syllabus PEZP - Environmental Protection and Conservation (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help


     Czech          English          


Course code:
PEZP
Course title in Czech:
Environmental Protection and Conservation
Course title in English:
Environmental Protection and Conservation
Semester:
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2/2 (hours weekly/ hours weekly/ days in semester) (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: bachelor
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad:
The course can be completed during an international mobility always after prior agreement with the guarantor of the course and the teacher. They will inform the student of the conditions of study and completion of the course.
Language of instruction: Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Environmentalistics and Natural Resources (FRDIS)
Faculty:
Teachers: Ing. Alice Kozumplíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Ilja Vyskot, CSc. (supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-till
RoomTeacher
Entry
FrequencyCapacity
Monday
11.00-12.50
Z9 (ČP II.)
Seminar
Every week
30
Monday
13.00-14.50
Z9 (ČP II.)
Seminar
Every week30
Wednesday
13.00-14.50Z15 (ČP II.)A. Kozumplíková
Lecture
Every week
90
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The student acquires knowledge and is able to understand the world systemically. Understand the causes of the current state of the environment and the principles and remedies. They will learn and understand the global environmental problems.
The student gains advanced skills in dealing with regional and local problems and causes of environmental pollution by detailed analysis of the basic components of the environment. Students are able to solve complex problems within the field to manage and implement information technology techniques and cleaning of individual environmental issues including waste management.
The student is able to independently use modern tools and prevention of environmental protection in a framework of sustainable consumption and production and sustainable society.
When applying environmental and economic aspects of environmental protection is able to assume responsibility for adequate decision-making in work situations.
 
Course content:
1.Sustainable development, Environment and Natural resources (basic information, terms) (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
The history of sustainable development, approaches to sustainable development
b.
Definition of the environment and approaches to natural resources

2.
Evolution and crucial changes in the environment (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Earth evolution
b.Cultural and Industrial revolution
c.
Changes in postglacial era

3.
Global environmental problems, environmental ethics (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Environmental problems in the system of global problems
b.
Ecological principles
c.
Environmental ethics and approaches to nature
d.
Individual global environmental problems and its causes

4.
Climate change and its consequenses (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Climate changes in the history
b.
Causes of the climate change
c.
Consequenses of the climate change
d.Climate change mitigation and adaptation

5.
Atmosphere: pollution, solution and prevention (allowance 4/4)
 
a.
Terms and basic information
b.
Air pollution - causes, consequences, linkages
c.
International agreements

6.
Soil: pollution, solution and prevention (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Approaches to the soil
b.
Formation, composition, properties and function of soils
c.
Soil degradation -- worldwide and in the Czech Republic

7.
Energy and energy sources: problems and solution (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Basic terms in energy management.
b.
Consumption and production of energy
c.
Technologies in energy production and energy management

8.
Waste: problems and its solution (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Waste management - basic terms
b.Approaches to the waste management, structure of the waste management
c.Technologies, processing, use and disposal of the waste

9.
Environmental specifics of urban and rural landscape (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Urban heat island
b.
Rural pollution

10.
The impact of environmental pollution on the health of the population (allowance 4/4)
 
a.Environmental justice
b.Environmental determinants of the health
c.
The impact of pollution on public health

Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
lecture28 h
practice
28 h
professional educational excursion16 h
consultation
12 h
public presentation (oral)1 h
preparation for exam
43 h
preparation of presentation
35 h
report from excursion, tour, practical placement
5 h
Total
168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Attendance at seminars, submission and oral presentation of the assigned topic in seminars, final written exam.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement typeDaily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
50 %
Presentation
25 %
Final test
25 %
Total
100 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
MOLDAN, B. et al. Economic aspects of environmental protection : the situation in the Czech Republic. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 1998. 337 p. ISBN 80-7184-595-7.
MOLDAN, B. Ekologická dimenze udržitelného rozvoje. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2001. 102 p. ISBN 80-246-0246-6.
MEDEK, F. Ekologie a urbanizovaný prostor. 2nd ed. Praha: Česká technika - nakladatelství ČVUT, 2005. 140 p. ISBN 80-01-03294-9.
ROBBINS, P. Environment and society: a critical introduction. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. 295 p. Critical introductions to geography. ISBN 978-1-4051-8761-9.
VAVERKOVÁ, M D. -- ADAMCOVÁ, D. Environmental Protection.  [online]. 2018. URL: http://web2.mendelu.cz/af_291_projekty2/vseo/stranka.php?kod=8346.
KOZUMPLÍKOVÁ, A. -- VEJTASOVÁ, K. Environmental Protection and Conservation.  [online]. 2013. URL: https://is.mendelu.cz/auth/eknihovna/opory/index.pl?opora=5622.
STŘEDOVÁ, H. Environmentalistika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2014. 63 p. ISBN 978-80-7509-183-3.
LOŽEK, V. -- CÍLEK, V. -- LISÁ, L. -- BAJER, A. Geodiverzita a hydrodiverzita: základy přírodních a kulturních hodnot naší krajiny, její současná proměna a možný budoucí vývoj v antropocénu. 1st ed. Praha: Dokořán, 2020. 231 p. ISBN 978-80-7363-961-7.
MEADOWS, D H. -- RANDERS, J. -- MEADOWS, D L. Limits to growth: the 30-year update. 1st ed. White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 338 p. ISBN 1-931498-58-X.
KONEČNÝ, M. Management ochrany a tvorby životního prostředí = Environmental management system : učebnice o životním prostředí pro studenty, podnikatele a veřejnost. 1st ed. Karviná: Slezská univerzita, Obchodně podnikatelská fakulta, 1999. 383 p. ISBN 80-85879-00-X.
KOTOVICOVÁ, J. et al. Ochrana životního prostředí II. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2009. 165 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-262-0.
GARDINER, S M. The Oxford handbook of environmental ethics. Oxford University Press, 2017. 593 p. Oxford handbooks. ISBN 978-0-19-994133-9.
POLÁŠKOVÁ, A. et al. Úvod do ekologie a ochrany životního prostředí. 1st ed. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. 283 p. ISBN 978-80-246-1927-9.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Programme B-RED Regional Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
Field of study B-RD-SEDR Socioeconomic and Environmental Development of Regions, full-time form, initial period WS 2019/2020
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place: Brno


Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 09/14/2020.

Type of output: