Course: Use of Environmental Resources

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Course title Use of Environmental Resources
Course code KAES/QUVZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Bártová Veronika, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Subject includes these areas of interest: main principles of sustainable development and sustainable way of life explained on various examples of cultural and natural resource protection programs. Use of ecosystems and quality of life. Ecosystem services and its correlation with quality of life. Different types of natural resources. Evaluation of natural resources. Recycling and ecological stress liquidation. Environmentally friendly management strategies of natural resources.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
  • Class attendance - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 16 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 12 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will be able to understand the use of the natural and cultural resources. They will acquire the understanding of logic consequences in the human exploatation and use of natural resources in frame of the well-being.
Students are able to orientate in the field of natural resources categorization, exploitation and protection.
Standard knowledge of environmental problematic.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam, Seminar work

Understanding the curriculum defined for the exam. Seminar paper with environmental topic according student choice.
Recommended literature
  • Keller, J. Až na dno blahobytu.. EkoCentrum Brno, 1993.
  • Kohák, E. Závod s časem. Texty z morální ekologie.. MŽP Praha, 1996.
  • Kolektiv. Situační zpráva ke Strategii udržitelného rozvoje ČR.. MŽP Praha, 2007.
  • Lomborg, B. Skeptický ekolog. Praha, 2006.
  • Meadows, D.H., et al. The limits to growth. . Universe Books, New York, 1972.
  • Moldan, B. Ekologická dimenze udržitelného rozvoje.. UK Praha, 2001. ISBN 80-246-0246-6.
  • Moldan, B. Indikátory trvale udržitelného rozvoje. UK Praha, 2000.
  • Moldan, B. Podmaněná planeta. Karolinum, Praha, 2009.
  • Nováček, P. Udržitelný rozvoj. Olomouc, 2010. ISBN 978-80-244-2514-6.

Study plans that include the course
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