Course: Landscape of euroregions

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Course title Landscape of euroregions
Course code KBE/018
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the winter semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Hais Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Content of lectures: The main content of course is an excursion to border areas called euroregions. This enables to compare landscape development in a local scale due to different conditions mainly political and socio-economical. The excursion will be organised every year in different euroregion in Czech Republic or other European country. The aim is to compare land use and landscape structure of both adjacent countries. Alternatively, the excursion will be organized in one country with distinguishable influences of different cultures. Participating students will prepare contributions to the selected problems and localities. There will be summarizing discussion at the end of excursion to assess ratio of main landscape creating processes on landscape structure and functioning. Content of practicals: The practicals include three workshops, where the students will choose their themes for field presentations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Activating (simulations, games, drama), Excursion
  • Preparation for classes - 4 hours per semester
  • Field trip - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of course is to learn students the landscape perception in context of natural, socio-economical, cultural and historical influences.
The student should be able to understand main factors (environmental, socio-historical, economical) influence in resulting landscape structure
The assumption is the basic knowledge (secondary school level) of natural science disciplines (biology, geography). The advantage but not necessary is the completion of Landscape ecology 1.

Assessment methods and criteria

Presence on meetings focused on planning the excursion, writing an thematic essay, participation on excursion and presentation selected topic.
Recommended literature
  • Gergel, Sarah E., Turner, Monica G (2003): Learning Landscape Ecology, 316 pages, Springer-Verlag,.
  • Robert N. Coulson and Maria D. Tchakerian (2011): Basic Landscape Ecology. KEL Partners Incorporated..

Study plans that include the course
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