546-0175/01 – Industry-induced Global Environmental Issues (GPŽP)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits4
Subject guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorIng. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2020/2021Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
KOD009 Ing. Jana Kodymová, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Part-time Credit and Examination 8+8

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main goal of the course will be to acquaint students in a global way with the issue of the impact of human activities on the environment, and at the same time in what ways some problems can grow on a global scale. Completion of this course is mainly aimed at mastering the idea of ​​"thinking globally, but being able to act locally".

Teaching methods



The course deals with an overview of current global problems that are focused on the environment. This course will focus primarily on anthropogenic / industrial sources of pollution and the impacts of human activity on key ecosystems on a global scale. This course deals with the cross-section of individual industries and their impact on the environment on a local and global scale. The aim of the course is to introduce students to the issue of environmental damage, and also to acquaint them with the possibilities of solutions in the form of sustainable and so-called "clean" technologies in solving the impact of current industrial production on the environment.

Compulsory literature:

RICHARD J.F. Hifh Noon: 20 Global Problems, 20 Years To Solve Them. Basic Books, 2008. LAPČÍK, V. Výrobní a environmentální technologie. Ostrava: VŠB – TU Ostrava, 2008

Recommended literature:

HITE K. A., SEITZ J.L. Global Issues: An Introduction, 5th Edition. WIley-Blackwell, 2016.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

- cntinuous knowledge will be verified by oral form, and at the end of the semester by written and oral examination


Other requirements

základní všeobecný přehled, a znalosti z předchozího studia (predevším ochrany životního prostředí a ekologie)


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Introduction to the problems of globalization, the environment and new strategies for humans 2. Industrial activities and environmental impact, anthropogenic pollution 3. Society and landscape - space intrusion and habitat destruction (the landscape change, draining the landscape, expanding infrastructures) 4. Landscape ecology and disturbance of biodiversity 5. Eutrophication as a global problem, eutrophication of water, land eutrophication, eutrophication in the future 6. Impacts of industry on the Global Atmosphere - Climate Change and Ozone Depletion (effects of global warming climate changes and hydrology, energy systems and stratospheric ozone, carbon dioxide reduction, acid rain and radioactive fallout) 7. Industrial society and chemical pollution

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2022/2023 Winter semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  17
        Examination Examination 67  34 3
Mandatory attendence participation: Knowledge will be continuously verified orally. The course is completed by an exam, which has a written and oral part.

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Conditions for subject completion and attendance at the exercises within ISP: Participation in exercises or lectures is not necessary. Graduation is conditional on handing in the seminar work and passing the exam by the end of the exam period.

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry VTP P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2022/2023 (N0724A290012) Environmental Protection within Industry VTP K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

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