Course: Introduction to Ecology

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Course title Introduction to Ecology
Course code KPV/EKOK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Anděl Petr, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
The subject acquaints with basic ecological patterns and with choice organizations, which are active in ecological education.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 8 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject comprises the general patterns of ecology, which is conceived here in the classical sense as a biological discipline dealing with the relationship between organisms and the environment. This subject cannot be confused with environmentalism or environmental education. Basic ecological knowledge is necessary for understanding the patterns in nature and completing the subject provides an appropriate knowledge enhancement for teachers of all grades. General environmental principles are always explained through practical examples drawn not only from theoretical, but also applied ecology and are aimed at enabling students to better understand the often discussed significant social themes (landscape fragmentation, water eutrophication, management in national parks, etc.)
Teoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field.
General orientation in the subject.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Interview

"The course is held in Czech language, the requirements are stated in the Czech version."
Recommended literature
  • Ročenky Ministerstva životního prostředí..
  • ANDĚL, P. Ochrana životního prostředí v tabulkách a schématech. 1991.
  • MOLDAN, B. a kol. Životní prostředí v České republice..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Study plan (Version): Education in Leisure Time (20) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -