Course syllabus EPEA - Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English (FRDIS - WS 2014/2015)

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Course code: EPEA
Course title in language of instruction: Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Course title in Czech: Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Course title in English: Environmental Policy in Regional Development in English
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 4/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: English
Level of course: master continuing
Semester: WS 2014/2015
Name of lecturer: Ing. Simona Miškolci, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Ing. Ebo Tawiah Quartey, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Dr. Daniel Kwabena Twerefou, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
This course focuses on the economic analysis of policy issues related to implementation of the concept of sustainable development and environmental protection at the regional (territorial) level. It will be taught by an interdisciplinary manner taking into account the institutional, economic and legal issues related to the allocation of natural resources. The emphasis is on skills to design, implement and evaluate policy measures at the regional level and the integration of environmental considerations into regional policies and strategies.
Course contents:
1.Sustainable regional development strategy and the role of government in the allocation of natural resources in market economies (allowance 0/2)
2.Evolution of EU environmental policy in an international context (allowance 2/2)
3.The current environmental policy EU: institutions, goals, principles, strategies (allowance 4/2)
4.Application of the principles of EU environmental policy and legislation in the CR (allowance 2/4)
5.Planning and Environmental Management at the level of municipalities (allowance 2/2)
6.New approaches to environmental management in public administration (allowance 2/2)
7.Eco-controlling and the use of economic analysis for evaluating the effectiveness of policy implementation strategies for environmental protection measures at the regional level (allowance 6/6)
8.A comprehensive evaluation of the sustainability of regional development and the inclusion of environmental aspects (allowance 6/6)
9.Communication strategies and environmental marketing (allowance 2/2)
Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to work in interdisciplinary team
-Capacity to adapt to new situations
-Ethical commitment
-Quality concept awareness

Specific competences:
-Ability to analyse and to modify econ. development strategies in correspondence with requirements of environmental protection and NR management
-Ability to consider environmental anthropological impacts in decision-making processes at the macro and microeconomic level
-Ability to realize and respect sustainability principles and specific environmental protection requirements in the natural resources management system
-Understanding the environmental impacts of economic growth, environmental limits and economic reasoning of environment protection

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
     consultation10 h
     public presentation (oral)5 h
     preparation for exam25 h
     preparation for regular assessment15 h
     preparation for regular testing9 h
     preparation of presentation10 h
     writing of seminar paper10 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
Oral examination; a credits are subjected to active participation in seminars and team work, individual preparation for seminars and case studies, paper presentation and short writing assignments, tests.
Two 100 minutes written tests (50% of the total seminar evaluation) during the block (you have to receive minimum 20 points from maxim 40 of the final test to receive credit). You can receive 10 points from public presentation of case study solution, 10 points from the team work on the case study solution, 20 points from lecture and seminar active participation and 10 point from individual seminar work (total 100 points from seminar work - minimum 50 points for credit) The course is finished with oral exam based on the seminar evaluation. Credit is obligatory for final exam participation. For Credit you have to receive minimal points from final written test (20 p.), and minimum 50 % of points from seminar evaluation. Participation on test is compulsory.
Written tests - 2 written tests will be during the course. Maximum points for first partial test are 10, for second final test 40 points so maximal total receive points could be 50. For Credit it is necessary to have at least 20 points from second final test. Test will be written 7th and 11th week of the semester. Participation on the second final written tests at aforementioned week is obligatory.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQMARKANDYA, A. et al.Environmental economics for sustainable growth: a handbook for practitionersCheltenhamEdward Elgar20021-84064-812-0
RQMOLDAN, B. et al.Ekonomické aspekty ochrany životního prostředí: situace v České republice80-7184-434-9
RQCALLAN, S. -- THOMAS, J M.Environmental Economics and Management : Theory, Policy, and ApplicationsChicagoIrwin19960-256-13254-2
RQOchrana životního prostředí: Základy, plánování, technologie, ekonomika, právo a managementPrahaMŽP199780-7078-490-3
RQZákony VI: sborník úplných znění zákonů z oblasti ochrany životního prostředí a hospodaření energií k 1.1.2008Český TěšínPoradce2008978-80-7365-301-9


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