Course: Environmental Geography

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Course title Environmental Geography
Course code KGG/ENVIG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Course deals with issue of environmental geography in following themes: basic concepts, environment and sustainable development, human population and its development, global cycles - systems and ecosystems, agriculture and food production, energy and environment, atmosphere and air pollution, hydrosphere and its pollution, waste and their risks, soil and land use, forests, environment and its management.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The goal of discipline is to give survey of broad issue of environmental geography.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in environmental geography.
Prerequisites
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Bonan, G. (2002). Ecological Climatology : Concepts and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Goudie, A. (1994). The Human Impact on the Natural Environment. Cambridge (MA, USA): MIT Press.
  • Jensen, J. R. (2000). Remote Sensing of the Environment : An Earth Resource Perspective. Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall.
  • Marsh, W. M., Grossa, J. M. Jr. (2002). Environmental Geography : Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • NASA. The Earth Observer. Greenbelt (MD, USA): EOS Project Science Office.
  • NSIDC. NSIDC Notes. Boulder (CO, USA): University of Colorado, 1992-.
  • Steffen, W. et al. (2004). Global Changes and the Earth System : A Planet Under Pressure. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.
  • Withgott, J., Brennan, S. (2007). Essential Environment : The Science Behind the Stories. Pearson Prentice Hall.


Study plans that include the course
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