Study programmes / B-ARB Arboristics / ZAKA Basics I
Course code:ZAKA
Course title in language of instruction:Základy ZaKa I
Course title in Czech:Základy ZaKa I
Course title in English:ZAKA Basics I
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/0; part-time, 10/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2020/2021 - FFWT
Name of lecturer:Ing. Lucie Poláčková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Ing. Barbara Ševčíková, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites:Dendrology or now Dendrology
Aims of the course:The structure of this subject reflects its main goals - to provide students with an survey of information necessary to good understanding and co-operation with garden architects. Is is aimed on four main fields that are, from the general point of view, basic - theory and development of garden art, basis of spatial composition, main documentation and implementation of garden-architectural plans and practical aplication of new knowleadge outdoors.
Course contents:
1.Basis of spatial composition (allowance 6/0)
2.Theory and development of garden architecture (allowance 6/0)
3.Garden-architectural dokumentation and planning sources (allowance 6/0)
4.Theory in a practise (allowance 6/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-ability to work independently
-capacity to learn
-professional knowledge
-quality concept awareness
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of orientation in Project Documentation of Buildings
-Ability of orientation in theory and history of garden design
-Ability to salve of complexis of the problems
-Spatial imagination

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:Credit - obligatory is the 100% presence in whole blocks, in the case of an illness it is possible to appologise one block but only if there is an official sick note.

The exam - oral, each student will get one question from each theoretical field (3 questions). Some questions may be in the form of written test.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture18 h10 h
     professional educational excursion6 h6 h
     consultation5 h4 h
     preparation for exam60 h70 h
     preparation for regular assessment20 h30 h
     writing of seminar paper31 h20 h
Total140 h140 h

Basic reading list
  • JELLICOE, S. The landscape of man: shaping the environment from prehistory to the present day : [Investice do rozvoje vzdělávání, reg.č.: CZ1.07/2.2.00/15.0084]. 3rd ed. London: Thames and Hudson, 2000. 408 p. ISBN 0-500-27819-9.
  • CÍLEK, V. Krajiny vnitřní a vnější: texty o paměti krajiny, smysluplném bobrovi, areálu jablkového štrůdlu a také o tom, proč lezeme na rozhlednu. Praha: Dokořán, 2002. 231 p. ISBN 80-86569-29-2.
  • BLAŠKOVÁ, M. Dotčené orgány v procesu územního plánování: zásady územního rozvoje, územní plán, vymezení zastavěného území, regulační plán, územní rozhodnutí, územní souhlas, veřejnoprávní smlouav : stav k 31.12.2006. 3rd ed. Brno: Ústav územního rozvoje, 2006. 197 p.
  • ŠIMEK, P. -- SVOBODA, M. Projektování zahradních a krajinářských úprav a územních systémů ekologické stability. In PLOS, J. ŠTĚPÁN, P. Plánování území a projektování staveb. Část 19. Praha: Verlag Däshofer, 2004. ISBN 80-86229-26-2.
  • BELL, S. Elements of visual design in the landscape. 2nd ed. London: Routledge, 2004. 196 p. ISBN 978-0-415-32518-9.