ENS284 Case Studies of Local Environmental Risks

Faculty of Social Studies
Autumn 2016
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Tomáš Chabada (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D.
Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Ing. Veronika Išová
Supplier department: Department of Environmental Studies - Faculty of Social Studies
each even Wednesday 15:15–16:45 U33
Prerequisites (in Czech)
ENS101 Local Environmental Risks || NOW ( ENS101 Local Environmental Risks )
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
This course builds on the course ENS 101 Review of Environmental Risks. The course aims to familiarize students with some specific examples of cases related to local environmental risks in the Czech Republic. Emphasis will be placed on the understanding of complexity of each case.
After the completion of the course students should be able to orientate themselves within the major environmental cases in the Czech Republic and evaluate them with necessary understanding of their context. Students will be able to critically assess the position of individual actors and solutions they are proposing.
  • NP Šumava case, Expansion of non-intervention areas in Czech Republic
  • Brown coal mining limits in North Bohemia
  • Nuclear power plants in the Czech Republic, Deep geological repositories
  • Construction of dams (case study of planned dam in Nové Heřminovy)
  • Air pollution in Ostrava region
  • Brno (Land use plan, Transport, Bauhaus Ivanovice)
  • CHALUPA, Tomáš. Kůrovcová kalamita : více než spor přírodovědců : sborník textů. Edited by Václav Klaus - Marek Loužek. Vyd. 1. Praha: CEP - Centrum pro ekonomiku a politiku, 2011. 150 s. ISBN 9788087460078. info
  • YIN, Robert K. Case study research : design and methods. 4th ed. Los Angeles, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009. xiv, 219. ISBN 9781412960991. info
  • Situační zpráva ke Strategii udržitelného rozvoje ČR. Edited by Jan Kovanda - Tomáš Hák. 1. vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2009. 183 s. ISBN 9788072124886. info
  • Situační zpráva ke Strategii udržitelného rozvoje ČR : souhrn. Edited by Jan Kovanda - Tomáš Hák - Bedřich Moldan. 1. vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí, 2009. 31 s. ISBN 9788072124916. info
Teaching methods
The course is based on seminars and individual work with study materials. Seminars require ongoing individual preparation of students and active participation during lessons.
Group presentation, Seminar paper, Expert lecture
Assessment methods
Attendance on at least 5 seminars is required.
The evaluation of the course will be based on continuous work over the semester. Students are expected to actively participate in the discussions during the seminars. Short individual preparation will be submitted before each seminar. Final seminar paper is another part of the evaluation.
Overall classification: Group presentation (30 points), Individual preparation for the seminars (6 X 5 points), Final seminar paper (30 points), Active participation during seminars (10 points).
In order to pass this course, students have to obtain at least 60 points.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2016, recent)
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