Course syllabus RRERZP - Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources (FRDIS - WS 2020/2021)Help


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Course code: RRERZP
Course title in Czech:
Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources
Course title in English:
Economics and Management of Environment and Natural Resources
Semester:
WS 2020/2021
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
part-time, 14/0 (lectures per period / seminars per period)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
optional
Type of delivery: usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: The course can be studied during foreign mobility.
Requirements: During the internship abroad, regular access to the internet (consultation via MS Teams), fulfilment and submission of ongoing tasks for exercises and seminar papers to the electronic UIS and passing a written final exam in the examination period.

The topic of individual seminar work: SMART SOLUTIONS FOR SMART REGIONS “IN THE ENVIRONMENTAL AREA: REQUIREMENTS AND PREFERENCES OF CITIZENS / EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE
Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department:
Faculty:
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers: Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:
Macroeconomics or Macroeconomics in English and not EKZPZ and not ENEKO and not ENPOL and not Environmental Aspects of Business in EU
 
Timetable in this semester:
DayFrom-till
Room
TeacherEntryFrequency
Capacity
Thursday
9.00-10.50
Z9 (ČP II.)S. MiškolciLectureEvery week35
Thursday11.00-12.50
Z4 (ČP II.)
SeminarEvery week35
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
Development and negative changes in the environment require an adequate response from society and the formation of effective adaptation strategies. The aim of the course is to provide an understanding of the complex links of economic systems to the environment and the development of skills and methods of taking these links into account in solving practical problems at all levels of socio-economic decision-making. The introduction explains the need and way to change the view of economic systems management and resource use, explains the basic principles of sustainable use and methods of valuing natural resources and their application in practical decision-making, based on understanding the economic causes of negative impact on the environment, tools for optimization/harmonization are explained. The course is designed to equip students with the professional competencies that are necessary for the acquisition and application of new knowledge and innovative practices, based on the integration of knowledge from socio-economic and natural sciences. Graduates will gain the ability to use their theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to create independent informed judgment and decision-making in problems related to the optimal use of natural resources and environmental protection, necessary for the development of bio-economy and practical implementation of transformation to a circular economy. The course is especially suitable for students with the expected employment inf public administration and police, consultants and professionals in the field of regional development and innovation, but also business management, NGOs and others interested in studying sustainable solutions.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction to the study, definition of basic concepts, subject and methods of the study (allowance 2/2)
2.Economic system and the environment (allowance 2/2)
3.
Economic growth and the environment - environmental limits (allowance 2/2)
4.
Economic principles of sustainable development of society and their potential application in developing strategies (allowance 4/4)
5.
Basic economic principles of the exploitation of natural resources (allowance 2/2)
6.
Allocative function of market failure: causes and potential solutions for society (allowance 6/4)
7.
Impact assessment of economic activity on the environment when deciding on the implementation of development projects (allowance 4/4)
8.
Environmental and natural resource management tools (allowance 2/2)
9.
Environmental policy - goals, principles, strategies, tools (allowance 2/4)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Combined form
lecture
28 h
14 h
practice15 h0 h
seminar
13 h
0 h
consultation7 h0 h
public presentation (oral)
5 h
0 h
preparation for exam
20 h
78 h
preparation for regular assessment20 h
40 h
preparation for regular testing
20 h0 h
preparation of presentation10 h
0 h
elaboration and execution of projects
30 h
0 h
writing of seminar paper
0 h
36 h
Total
168 h
168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Written exam containing questions from the theoretical part and exercises, the condition for granting the credit is active preparation and participation in exercises in solving case studies, elaboration and presentation of individual and team seminar work.
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Combined form
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
10 %
0 %
Term paper
30 %
40 %
Presentation
10 %
0 %
Mid-term test(s)
10 %
20 %
Final test
40 %
0 %
Total100 %60 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
HARRIS, J M. Environmental and natural resource economics : a contemporary approach. 2nd ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005. 503 p. ISBN 0-618-49633-5.
HODGE, I. Environmental Economics : Individual Incentives and Public Choices. 1st ed. Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1995. 12 p. ISBN 0-333-57771-X.
MARKANDYA, A. et al. Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitioners. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 567 p. ISBN 1-84064-812-0.
HAAB, T C. -- MCCONNELL, K E. Valuing environmental and natural resources: the econometrics of non-market valuation. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2002. 326 p. ISBN 1-84064-704-3.
ŠAUER, P. Základy ekonomiky životního prostředí. 3rd ed. Praha: VŠE, 1996. 185 p. ISBN 80-7079-890-4.
MIŠKOLCI, S. Ekonomika a řízení životního prostředí a přírodních zdrojů: úvod do ekonomie životního prostředí a přírodních zdrojů. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2013. 114 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-862-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
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Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2019/2020, SS 2018/2019, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017, WS 2016/2017 (and older)
Teaching place:
Brno


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