Study programmes / B-HE Horticultural Engineering / Principles of Law (p/t)
Course code:KZP
Course title in language of instruction:K-Základy práva
Course title in Czech:K-Základy práva
Course title in English:Principles of Law (p/t)
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:part-time, 19/10
(part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FH
Name of lecturer:doc. JUDr. Martin Janků, CSc. (supervisor)
JUDr. Jana Mervartová (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Aims of the course:To acquaint students with the general principles of law of the Czech Republic, to form the basic skills in terms of the classification of legal relations in the legal sector and source of positive legislation
Course contents:
1.Basics of theory of law- the legal, social and normative systems; Sources of law, legal standards, implementation of law, legal relations (allowance 2/2)
2.Constitutional foundations of the state - Sources of constitutional law; basics of the political system of the CR; system of the supreme state authorities, human rights and basic freedoms (allowance 2/1)
3.Principles of the Civil Law -Basic principles of civil law; Fundamental property rights legislation; obligations; liabilities, damages (liability obligations) (allowance 4/2)
4.Legal regulation and labor law, and social security-concept , sources of labor law, employment relationship; labor conract, liability of employees, collective labor law (allowance 4/2)
5.Administrative law - Public administration, administrative law Sources, Public administration and local government, territorial administration, control of public administration, administrative management (allowance 2/1) relations to land - Evidence of legal relations to real estate; Specialized categorization of land; Spatial planning, land management and planning, building control office before; Land Offices and improvements to land peotection (allowance 2/2)
7.Principles of criminal liability - Formal characteristics of criminal liability, penalties and protective measures; special part of criminal law, basics of criminal procedure (allowance 2/2)
8.Public and business basics - Basics Trades; basics of competition law, consumer protection, Fundamentals of bankruptcy law, protection of industrial property rights and rights on the label; Trade name and trade register (allowance 4/2)
9.Company Law and Contract law - Companies and cooperatives, trade obligations; Terms types of business (allowance 4/2)
10.Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration in CR; international trade disputes decision (allowance 2/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Specific competences:
-to forma fundaments of knowledge oriented legal conscience
-zto acquire orientation in legal order according to legal force and hierarchy of its structural parts

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:Exam consists of written test for 40 minutes(minimul 58 % success rate in answering of 20 questions required), questions structurally organized to represent different topics of positive law, each assessed by 1 - 2 points
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture19 h
     seminar10 h
     preparation for exam119 h
     writing of seminar paper20 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • JANKŮ, M. et al. Základy práva pro posluchače neprávnických fakult. 4. vyd. V Praze: C.H. Beck, 2010. 497 p. Beckovy mezioborové učebnice. ISBN 978-80-7400-344-8.
  • SCHELLE, K. et al. Základy práva. 1. vyd. Praha: Eurolex Bohemia, 2004. 714 p. ISBN 80-86432-68-8.
  • DĚDIČ, J. Učebnice práva. 1. vyd. Praha: Prospektrum, 1995. 278 p. ISBN 80-7175-006-9.