ZX800 Environment and Society

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Jarmila Burianová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Hana Němcová (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jarmila Burianová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Jarmila Burianová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Timetable of Seminar Groups
ZX800/01: Mon 17. 9. to Fri 14. 12. Mon 13:00–14:50 Z4,02028, J. Burianová, H. Němcová
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course offers students a selection of topics from the field of physical and human geography, which they know from the previous lessons. In all selected topics, emphasis is placed on one of the aspects of the relationship between man and nature, which is more or less controversial. An integral part of the course is to strengthen and refine the English language skills of the students of geography.
The aim of the course is to strengthen English language teaching for students of geography.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- understand the sub-themes that they deal with in their studies, in the context of the whole subject of geography as a science,
- critically evaluate the information, to take their attitude towards it,
- argue during an academic discussion on a given topic,
- work in a project-oriented team and understand interdisciplinary context,
- communicate in English - to use English as a means of communication (informal communication, academic language to describe situations, stories, contexts, language of the subject, skills training in spoken language),
- present their projects in a comprehensible form at the final student conference.
  • What is sustainability
  • Population
  • Urbanization
  • City
  • Water
  • Soil
  • Agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Natural hazards
  • Energy
  • Summary
  • WAUGH, David. Geography : an integrated approach. 4th ed. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes, 2009. 657 s. ISBN 9781408504079. info
  • WITHGOTT, Joy and Scott R. BRENNAN. Environment : the science behind the stories. 2nd ed. San Francisco: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings, 2007. 1 sv. ISBN 0805382038. info
  • WRIGHT, Richard T. Environmental science : toward a sustainable future. 9th ed. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2005. xxiii, 712. ISBN 013144204X. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, group projects, homework, home reading
Assessment methods
active participation in the class, homework completion, presentation of the project, attendance (one unexcused absence max.)
Language of instruction

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