Course: Social, economic and ethical paths of sustainable development

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Course title Social, economic and ethical paths of sustainable development
Course code KBI/ENV06
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
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
  • Ditrich Tomáš, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Papežová Nikola, Mgr. et Mgr.
Course content
1. Energy - solution, renewable energy resources 2. Environmental education 3. Nature conservation 4. Permacultura 5. Eco-social enterprise 6. Local economy, local economic cycles 7. Environmental ethics

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The subject builds on knowledge gained in the subject Global environmental issues. Its focus is on positive solutions to pressing environmental problems, with emphasis on possibilities and existing paths here and now. Themes include: environmental ethics, organic agriculture and food, local economic cycles, permaculture, renewable energy resources, eco-social enterprise and others. The subject is offered in conjuction with the department of social studies.
Students will learn practical approaches to solving and mitigating environmental problems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Written quiz.
Recommended literature
  • Centrum pro otázky životního prostředí UK, 2002: K udržitelnému rozvoji ČR: vytváření podmínek. Svazek 2: Teoretická východiska, souvislosti a instituce.
  • Girardet, H.:. Creating Sustainable Cities. Schumacher Briefing 2, Green Books, Dartington. 2001.
  • Johanisová, N.:. Living in the Cracks - a look at Czech and British social enterprise, Feasta, Dublin. 2005.
  • Kohák,E.:. Zelená svatozář - kapitoly z ekologické etiky. Slon, Praha. 2000.
  • Mollison, B., a R.M. Say:. Úvod do permakultury. Permakultura (CS). 1991.
  • Schumacher, E.F.:. Small is Beautiful, HarperCollins, Pennsylvania, USA. 1974.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Nature and Environmental Education (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer