GLCb1007 Key Concepts in Environmental studies

Fakulta sociálních studií
jaro 2023
1/1/0. 5 kr. Ukončení: zk.
doc. Mgr. Bohuslav Binka, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Jan Dostalík, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Eva Fraňková, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Tomáš Chabada, Ph.D. (přednášející)
RNDr. Naděžda Johanisová, Ph.D. (přednášející)
PhDr. Jan Krajhanzl, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Vojtěch Pelikán, Ph.D. (přednášející)
doc. Mgr. Karel Stibral, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Ing. Zbyněk Ulčák, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Ing. Zbyněk Ulčák, Ph.D.
Katedra environmentálních studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Kontaktní osoba: Ing. Zbyněk Ulčák, Ph.D.
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Katedra environmentálních studií - Fakulta sociálních studií
Omezení zápisu do předmětu
Předmět je určen pouze studentům mateřských oborů.
Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
Student is able to understand the multidisiplinary approach of environmental studies. The main objectives are the following:
- making students aware of basic concepts of environmental studies
- enabling students to analyse the origin, development, and diversity of present environmental issues and their possible solutions
- present the basic sources of information in the field of environmental studies
Other information including the full list of literature to be studied is described at greater details in a detailed syllabus that can be found in Study Materials of the IS Information System).
Výstupy z učení
After completing the course, a student will be able to:
- appreciate the need to explore environmental problems and their possible solutions in a multidisciplinary way
- demonstrate an understanding of the interlinked nature of environmental issues, particularly as they occur at a variety of levels and through time
- review a wide range of information sources and critically evaluate different approaches to human x environment relation
  • Week 1. Introduction. Environmental issues and humans. Biosphere as ecosystem.
  • Week 2. Environmental problems and their political solutions
  • Week 3. Socio-environmental implications of mainstream economic thinking
  • Week 4. Selected modelling approaches in Ecological Economics
  • Week 5. Biophysical realities of planet Earth: ecological economics and social metabolism
  • Week 6. Climate change and public opinion: beliefs, attitudes and behaviour
  • Week 7. Reading week
  • Week 8. Eco-/Green-technocracy in present and future cities
  • Week 9. Psychology and Environment: Seven misconceptions about the relationship towards nature and the environment
  • Week 10. Environmental grief - "gestalt" approach and positivism
  • Week 11. History of nature conservation and environmental movements
  • Week 12. Environmental challenges and individual agency
  • Week 13: Conclusion
    povinná literatura
  • Environmental psychology : an introduction. Edited by Linda Steg - Judith I. M. de Groot. Second edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2019. xxvii, 418. ISBN 9781119241089. info
  • Climate change and society : sociological perspectives. Edited by Riley E. Dunlap - Robert J. Brulle. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. xvii, 460. ISBN 9780199356102. info
  • MILLER, G. Tyler a Scott SPOOLMAN. Living in the environment. 17th ed. [Pacific Grove, Calif.]: Brooks/Cole, Cengage Learning, 2012. xxiv, 676. ISBN 9780538735353. info
  • GIRARDET, Herbert. Cities people planet : urban development and climate change. 2nd ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2008. 320 p. ISBN 9780470772706. info
  • DOBSON, Andrew. Green political thought. 3rd ed. London: Routledge, 2000. xii, 230. ISBN 0415222044. info
    doporučená literatura
  • Green utopianism : perspectives, politics and micro-practices. Edited by Karin Bradley - Johan Hedrén. First published. New York: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. viii, 290. ISBN 9780415814447. info
  • KOGER, Susan M. a Deborah Du Nann WINTER. The psychology of environmental problems : psychology for sustainability. 3rd ed. New York: Psychology Press, 2010. xxii, 482. ISBN 9781848728097. info
  • The Roger Scruton reader. Edited by Roger Scruton - Mark Dooley. New York: Continuum, 2009. xxiv, 232. ISBN 9780826420497. info
Výukové metody
Lectures, class discussion, reading.
Metody hodnocení
The course is finished by an examination. Students receive credits for a test and a final essay. The literature for the subject will be placed in the section “Study materials” in IS. The exact conditions of the point evaluation for the test and essay will be published in the section “Study materials”.
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