Course detail

Theory of Landscape

FAST-GS01Acad. year: 2017/2018

Development of Central European landscape, historical influence of human activities on the landscape and its development. Problems of cultural landscape functioning. Basics of soil science, meteorology, climatology in relationship with the landscape. Water management melioration and agricultural problems in connection with soil cover. Stabile systems, basic legislation

Department

Institute of Landscape Water Management (VHK)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Obtaining background knowledge about development and behaviour landscapes and influence of man

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of chemistry, biology and physics

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

ODUM, E.P.: Základy ekologie. Akademia Praha, 1977. (CS)
Currie, J.C.: Water and the Environment. Hong Kong : Ellis Horwood,, 1993. (EN)
VRÁNA, K. a kol.: Krajinné inženýrství. ČKAIT Praha, 1998. (CS)
Warlamis, Makis: The New Design LandscapeVisions for Europe. New York I.DE.A., 1994. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Development of agricultural landscape in central European region.
Soil forming process
Physical soil properties
Chemical soil properties, soil types
Atmosphere and its influence on landscape
Basic meteorology
Climatology and landscape development
Landscape stability and territorial system of ecological stability
Sustainable development and landscape
Basic legislative

Aims

Knowledge of regularities of landscape functioning, overview of landscape types, and laws of therir origin, development and changes of landscape caused by human activities.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch G , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch G , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 2. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

eLearning