Course: Environmental policy, theory and practice

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Course title Environmental policy, theory and practice
Course code KBE/344
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 summer semester.
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Straková Jitka, Mgr.
  • Semančíková Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Střelec Martin, Mgr.
Course content
Content of lectures: 1. What is it policy. Establishment of EU environmental policy. 2. Actors in environmental policy and decision. Aarhus Convention. 3. Legislatice process. Transposition. Implementation. 4. The Seventh Community Environment Action Programme. 5. Public administration and environmental issues. 6. Funds and subsidy programs. 7. Biodiversity and NATURA 2000. 8. Agriculture policy. 9. Water policy. 10. Climate changes. 11. Chemicals. 12. Waste management. Content of practicals: Students will prepare prezentations for lectures.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with multi-media resources (texts, internet, IT technologies)
  • Class attendance - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 15 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with theoretical and practical information about the establishment, development and functioning of a hierarchical environmental policy on both European and national levels.
Students will get theoretical information on the establishment of the EU environmental policy, policy actors, policy formulation, and policy dynamics. Students will get an overview of the role of public administration in environmental issues in the Czech Republic. Practical information will be provided on environmental subsidy programs, and selected environmental areas: Biodiversity and NATURA 2000, Water, Climate changes, Chemicals, Waste management, and Agriculture.
Prerequisites
The course introduces into the issue of environmental policy. Specific input knowledge is not expected.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Successful completion of the course is conditioned by: - passing 3 written tests with at least 60% correct answers - presentations of selected topics from the field of environmental policy
Recommended literature
  • Baun M.J., Marek D., 2013. Implementace environmentální politiky EU v České republice: problémy s dodržováním práva? Czech journal of political science. 3/2013. 236-257..
  • Fact Sheets on the European Union, European Parliament.
  • Farmer, A.M. (2012) (Editor). Manual of European Environmental Policy. 1043pp. Routledge, London.
  • Jordan A., et.al., 2013. Environmental Policy in the EU: Actors, Institutions and Processes. London: Routledge. 3.edition..
  • Manual of European Environmental Policy.
  • Rada Evropské unie.
  • Základní informace o EU.
  • 7. akční program Unie pro životní prostředí.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Environmental Management (1) Category: Ecology and environmental protection - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Winter