Study programmes / B-AS Agricultural Specialization / Zoology
Course code:ZOOL
Course title in language of instruction:Zoologie
Course title in Czech:Zoologie
Course title in English:Zoology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Mgr. Attila Balázs (instructor)
doc. Ing. Jan Bezděk, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Jiří Blažek (instructor)
Ing. Martina Dokulilová (instructor)
Mgr. Martin Duľa (instructor)
Ing. Vladimír Hula, Ph.D. (instructor)
prof. RNDr. Zdeněk Laštůvka, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
doc. Ing. Josef Suchomel, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor)
Ing. Kristína Štempáková (instructor)
Prerequisites:none
 
Aims of the course:To introduce the students into methods, important terms and main trends in general and systematic zoology as basis for a next study and for a direct application. Students gain knowledge in general and agricultural zoology and they will be able to assess the importance of individual species in agroecosystems.
Course contents:
1.Recapitulation of the general zoology (allowance 6/0)
 
a.Cytology, histology, organology
b.Reproduction, embryonal and postembryonal development

2.Zoogeography and domestication (allowance 4/0)
3.Ethology (allowance 2/0)
4.Fundamentals of ecology (allowance 2/0)
5.Principles of animal classification (allowance 1/0)
 
a.Scientific classification
b.Practical assortment

6.Monocytozoa (allowance 1/6)
7.Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala (allowance 1/8)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

8.Annelida, Mollusca (allowance 2/0)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

9.Arthropoda (allowance 4/6)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

10.Chordata (allowance 5/6)
 
a.Characters, classification, importance
b.Development and recognization of important species

11.Determination of practical important species (allowance 0/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
 
-ability to apply knowledge
-professional knowledge
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
 
-Ability and competence to organize and to realize ecological research
-Ability to competently assess the importance of individual animal species in agroecosystems
-Ability to comprehensively assess the landscape management in terms of its influence on the biodiversity
-Ability to distinguish animal species important in agriculture in consulting
-Ability to express and to evaluate intervences in the environment affecting the species diversity of animals
-Knowledge of animal species important in agriculture in consulting

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:Obligatory participation at seminars, practical knowledge (determination) of animal species important in agriculture; the course is finished with written exam, 40 min, 60 questions, minimum 60 points of possible 120
 
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice24 h
     laboratory work4 h
Self-study
     preparation for exam70 h
     preparation for regular assessment42 h
Total168 h

Basic reading list
  • LAŠTŮVKA, Z. -- SUCHOMEL, J. -- ŠŤASTNÁ, P. -- GAISLER, J. Zoologie. Brno: Mendelova univerzita, 2014. 264 p.
Recommended reading list
  • ALLABY, M. A dictionary of zoology. 2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999. 597 p. ISBN 0-19-280076-0.
  • KRATOCHVÍL, J. Použitá zoologie 1 : Bezobratlí. 2nd ed. Praha: SZN, 1973. 442 p.
  • KRATOCHVÍL, J. Použitá zoologie: Obratlovci. 2nd ed. Praha: SZN, 1973. 318 p.
  • HARLEY, J P. Zoology. 7th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill/Higher Education, 588 p. ISBN 978-0-07-298889-5.
  • DUNGEL, J., GAISLER, J., 2002: Atlas savců České a Slovenské republiky. Praha, Academia, 152 s.
  • DUNGEL, J., HUDEC, K., 2001: Atlas ptáků České a Slovenské republiky. Praha, Academia, 249 s.
  • FLEGR, J., 2005: Evoluční biologie. Praha, Academia, 559 s.
  • GAISLER, J., ZIMA, J., 2007: Zoologie obratlovců. Praha, Academia, 692 s.
  • HUDEC, K. a kol., 1977, 1983, 1994: Ptáci – Aves, I–III. Praha, Academia (příp. pozdější vydání).
  • SIGMUND, L., HANÁK, V., PRAVDA, O., 1992: Zoologie strunatců. Praha, Univerzita Karlova, 501 s.