Course syllabus RRVPZRS - Utilization of Natural Resources in the Developing World (FRDIS - WS 2016/2017)Help

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Course code:
Course title in Czech:
Utilization of Natural Resources in the Developing World
Course title in English:
Utilization of Natural Resources in the Developing World
Semester: WS 2016/2017
Mode of completion and number of credits:
Exam (3 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course: master continuing
Course type: required
Type of delivery:
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Language of instruction:
Course supervisor:
Course supervising department: Department of Environmentalistics and Natural Resources (FRDIS)
Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
RNDr. Mgr. Miroslav Horák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Martin Hrabálek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
prof. Ing. Tomáš Lošák, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
State Bachelor Exam
Timetable in this semester:
Z8 (ČP II.)
Every week36
10.00-10.50Z8 (ČP II.)M. Horák, M. Hrabálek, T. LošákSeminarEvery week36
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The main objective of the course is to give students of the master's degree program an insight into the socio-cultural aspects of the management of natural resources in developing countries and thus to complement the graduate profile with the new perspective. Students will gain practical skills for analysis of community relations and ethnological research methods. These competencies are then usable for practical internships in developing countries, working in development organizations, the nonprofit sector and public administration.
Course content:
Introduction to the study (terminology, key competences, getting familiar with content of the subject, requirements for its completion and basic and recommended literature) (allowance 2/1)
Socio-cultural differences among developing countries (allowance 2/1)
3.Use of natural resources in tropical regions (allowance 2/1)
4.The lack of natural resources as a source of possible conflicts (allowance 2/1)
The role of natural resources in national conflicts (allowance 2/1)
Traditional indigenous medicine of the Amazon and its importance for the development (allowance 2/1)
7.Ethnoecology as a tool for sustainable development (allowance 2/1)
8.Region of Central America: Area ethnobotany (allowance 2/1)
Socio-cultural specifics of natural resources management in North America (allowance 2/1)
Socio-cultural specifics of natural resources management in Asia (allowance 2/1)
Tribal customs and traditions in natural resources management of Africa (allowance 2/1)
12.Protection of the environment and soil fertility crops (allowance 2/1)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
24 h
practice12 h
6 h
preparation for exam20 h
preparation for regular testing22 h
84 h
Assessment methods:
attendance at lectures and seminars, seminar paper (an example of good practice, case study, project proposal), successful completion of e-test and oral exam.
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
0 %
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
BERLIN, B. Ethnobiological classification: principles of categorization of plants and animals in traditional societies. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2014. 364 p.
GRAGSON, T L. Ethnoecology: Knowledge, Resources, and Rights. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1999. 184 p.
HALBICH, M. -- KOZINA, V. et al. Čítanka textů z ekologické antropologie: Amerika. 1st ed. Praha: Togga, 2012. 342 p. Andrias ;. ISBN 978-80-87258-14-9.
HAUGERUD, A. -- STONE, P M. -- LITTLE, P D. Commodities and Globalization: Anthropological Perspectives. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2000. 249 p.
HORÁK, M. -- RŮŽIČKOVÁ, G. -- KOCOURKOVÁ, B. -- SAPÁKOVÁ, E. -- KAVENSKÁ, V. -- GRANDA CRUZ, L. -- ŠKRABÁKOVÁ, L. -- TOURNON, J. -- ROSERO ALPALA, M G. -- FORERO PINTO, L E. -- ROSERO, A. -- CASTRO PINEDA, N A. -- BELTRÁN ZAPATA, G D. -- HALBICH, M. -- MINERO ORTEGA, F. -- SOBIECKI, J F. -- AMIROVA, E. A Reader in Ethnobotany and Phytotherapy. 1st ed. Brno: Mendel University in Brno, 2014. 191 p. Folia Universitatis Agriculturae et Silviculturae Mendelianae Brunensis, ISSN 1803-2109 ; vol. 7 (2014), no. 6. ISBN 978-80-7509-157-4.
HORÁK, M. -- SOMERLÍKOVÁ, K. -- KAVENSKÁ, V. -- GRANDA CRUZ, L. -- ŠKRABÁKOVÁ, L. -- TOURNON, J. -- CHUSPE ZANS, M E. -- ROSERO, M G. -- FORERO PINTO, L E. -- ROSERO, A. -- CASTRO PINEDA, N A. -- BELTRÁN ZAPATA, G D. -- HALBICH, M. -- MINERO ORTEGA, F. -- ROSAS DUARTE, I. -- MATEOS SEGOVIA, E. Etnobotánica y fitoterapia en América. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2015. 356 p. 1. ISBN 978-80-7509-348-6.
ŠANDEROVÁ, J. Jak číst a psát odborný text ve společenských vědách: několik zásad pro začátečníky. 1st ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 209 p. Studijní texty ;. ISBN 80-86429-40-7.
Applied ecology and environmental management. ISBN 9780470698723. URL:
JOHANISOVÁ, N. Ekologická ekonomie: vybrané kapitoly. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 88 p. ISBN 978-80-210-7116-2.

HORÁČKOVÁ, J. Úděl amazonských stromů: obrazové putování peruánským pralesem. Praha: Azyl Publishing, 2008. 165 p. ISBN 978-80-904200-0-7.
ŠKRABÁKOVÁ, L. Zdraví z pralesa: léčivé rostliny Amazonie : praktické využití a recepty : příběhy rostlin a šamanů. Praha: Eminent, 2013. 281 p. ISBN 978-80-7281-451-0.
TOURNON, J. Las plantas, los rao y sus espíritus, etnobotánica del Ucayali. Pucallpa, Peru: Gerencia Regional de Desarrollo Social, Gobierno Regional del Ucayali, 2006. 130 p.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Track GRO Global Development, full-time form, initial period WS 2015/2016
Course listed in previous semesters: WS 2020/2021, WS 2019/2020, WS 2018/2019, WS 2017/2018, SS 2016/2017 (and older)
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