Course detail

Sustainability and global change II

FCH-MA_ENG1IIAcad. year: 2020/2021

Global change issues, energy and sustainability issues including energy sources of the world, scientific foundations of energy aspects, solar energy: solar modules, solar-thermal energy, power plants, photovoltaics, ecological aspects, heat pumps, geothermal, wind, wave, water and nuclear energy.

Offered to foreign students

Of all faculties

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The students
obtain insights into different sectors of environmental research
get to know current aspects and problems relating to phenomena of global change
develop an interdisciplinary perspective
learn to put contents of disciplinary courses into a wider context
learn to discuss different environmental issues

Prerequisites

Passing Sustanability and global change I at UKL first semester.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Lectures of experts in environmental sciences and related industry (2-3 hours)

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Written 1page report of 12 lectures (4 per semester)

Language of instruction

English

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Global Change:
Scientists of the University of Koblenz-Landau and Brno University of Technology as well as external institutions present current approaches and results of environmental science research. The specific contents change from year to year.
Energy and Sustainability:

Sustainability
Energy sources of the world
Scientific foundations of energy aspects
Solar energy: solar modules, solar-thermal energy, power plants, photovoltaics, ecological aspects
heat pumps
geothermal energy

Aims

The students obtain insights into different sectors of environmental research and get to know current aspects and problems relating to phenomena of global change. They develop an interdisciplinary perspective and learn to put contents of disciplinary courses into a wider context.
Students deal extensively with the current debate on sustainability and energy, the get to know alternative energy concepts and are able to evaluate them from an ecological as well as economic perspective.

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

presence on seminars is compulsory

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPAP_ENVI Master's, 1. year of study, summer semester, 1 credit, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer

Guided consultation in combined form of studies

26 hours, obligation not entered

Teacher / Lecturer