Course: Principles of Evolutionary Biology

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Course title Principles of Evolutionary Biology
Course code KBI/BIO06
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ditrich Tomáš, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Spiritualism and materialism in religion and science (Brief surwey of hypotheses and thoughts on evolution/creation of organisms in he history of human thinking). Evolution and phylogeny. Basic terminology. 2. Scientific hypothese on the origin and evolution of life in the Earth 3. Paleontological proofs of evolution (Precambrium - Quaternary) 4. - 6. Selected principles of mechanisms of macroevolution 7. - 10. Selected principles of mechanisms of microevolution. 11. Evolution of behaviour. 12. Evolution of ecosystems. 13. Evolution in the education and teaching in the secondary school. 14. Closing session - Colloquium (Discussion to the student essays and presentations)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
To offer an overview of knowledge about the origin of life and principles of evolution in the Earth.
Student will be oriented in problematic of different theories about origin of life and mechanisms of evolution. He will be able to apply his knowledge in sciences education at secondary school. He is also able to integrate knowledge gained in previous courses.
Prerequisites
no

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Essay

Overview of knowledge about origin of life and evolution mechanisms. To prepare of an essay dealing with chosen topic
Recommended literature
  • aktuální materiály k přednášce poskytované on line.
  • FLEGR. J.:. Evoluční biologie. Academia, Praha. 559 s. - výběrově doporučená v souvislosti volbou témat esejů. 2005.
  • FLEGR. J.:. Úvod do evoluční biologie. Academia, Praha. (výběrově) 2007.
  • ROSYPAL S. a kol.:. Nový přehled biologie. Scientia Praha. Pouze kapitola 10. (str. 699-749), popř. kapitola 1.4 (str. 13-25) 2003.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in natural history (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in natural history (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter