Course syllabus RRZE - Introduction to Environmentalistics (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)


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Course code: RRZE
Course title in language of instruction: Základy environmentalistiky
Course title in Czech: Introduction to Environmentalistics
Course title in English: Introduction to Environmentalistics
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 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Ing. Helena Lorencová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
prof. Ing. Ilja Vyskot, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: not Introduction to Environmentalistics in English
 
Aims of the course:
The purpose of this course is to provide an interesting, accessible introduction to environmental science for students from a variety of backgrounds. Combining a broad, interdisciplinary approach that both natural sciences and human dimensions of environmental issues.
 
Course contents:
1.The environment and sustainable development (allowance 2/2)
 
a.filosofy, strategy, koncept, EU a CR, sources, financial solutions

2.The history and development of environment - the human and landscape environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.landscape development, strategic turning-points, development of environment components, strategic documents about landscape and environment care

3.Nature, landscape and environment of the Czech republic (allowance 2/2)
 
a.the state and conditions in CR, environmental limits, environment utilization in CR

4.Environment - conception - perception - typization - social perception od environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.landscape environments, landscape typology, landscape functions, landscapes and regions, environmental state of regions

5.Environment - categorization, components and elements (allowance 2/2)
 
a.landscape diferentisation, functions of landscape components, elements of landscape formation

6.Analyses and evaluation of the environment - methods (allowance 2/2)
 
a.landscape potentials, limits, landscape planning, environmental analyses

7.Soil and soil environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.soil determination and categorization in CR, usage of soil sources, care about soil, connection with regional development, legislation

8.Athmosphere and climate (allowance 2/2)
 
a.climate in CR, climate and weather factors, connection with regional development, legislation, public administration

9.Water in landscape and environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.water resources and water management, usage of water resources, connection with regional development, legislation and public administration

10.Degradation and erosion of the environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.degradation and devastation of environment, erosion impacts, connection with regional development, legislation and public administration

11.Biota and bioproduction in the environment (allowance 2/2)
 
a.primary production as a main environmental source, usage of biomas, applications in agriculture, forestry and sustainable environment

12.Landscape protection and management (allowance 2/2)
 
a.strategy, koncept and methods of the care on the nature and landscape, connection with regional development, legislation and public administration

13.Funds, programmes and projects of the care on the environment, nature and landscape (allowance 2/2)
 
a.resources and methods - EU, CR, resorts, territorial programmes and projects

14.EU operational programmes - Operational Programme Environment - aplication in CR (allowance 2/2)
 
a.EU and CR - strategy, koncept, international connection

 
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to work independently
-general knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information
-work in team

Specific competences:
 
-Ability to manage sustainable development of countryside in relation to environmental and regional development
-Ability to understand the tools used in landscaping and landscape conservation

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
     consultation20 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam24 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     writing of seminar paper30 h
Total140 h
 
Assessment methods:
Inclusion on the base of overhanded semestral work. Test exam of lectured subject matter amplified of monographed information.
 
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQDevelopment and perspectives of landscape ecologyDordrechtKluwer Academic Publishers1-4020-0919-4
RQFORMAN, R T T. -- GODRON, M.Krajinná ekologiePrahaAcademia :199380-200-0464-5
RQStatistická ročenka životního prostředí České republiky 2005: Statistical environmental yearbook of Czech republic 2005PrahaMinisterstvo životního prostředí ČR200580-7212-360-2
RQCol.Zákon o ochraně přírody a krajiny: komentářV PrazeC.H. Beck2007978-80-7179-585-8
RQZákon 114/92 Sb. O ochraně přírody a krajiny
RQDUVIGNEAUD, P. -- MEZŘICKÝ, V.Ekologická syntézaPrahaAcademia1988
RELIPSKÝ, Z.Sledování změn v kulturní krajině. Učební text pro cvičení z předmětu Krajinná ekologieKostelec nad Černými lesyLesnická práce200080-213-0643-2

RQrequired
RErecommended


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