Environment 2 (NOG42O4)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Miroljub Milinčić
  • Subject status: obligatory
  • ECTS: 2
  • Semester: VIII
  • Number of classes: 2+1

The ecological crisis and its possible consequences support the need for a holistic view the problems of the environment, and thus increase the importance and more intensive practical application of the corpus of geographical disciplines. Based on relevant facts, and from the aspect of complex geography, prove that in modern conditions environmental problems belong to a group of central fundamental and applied geospatial research. This, particularly in the conditions of increasingly intense antagonism and contradiction of its two basic subsystems - nature and society. One of the most important accomplished goals is proof that the environment is not a static system and that its structure and functionality are not an aggregate of randomly given geographical elements, but a complex systemic environment of the real world of matter. Also, such an examination of the environment implies necessarily overcoming the concept of geography as a dualistic science, as well as the concept of geography as an organized knowledge system that integrates only individual areas of science.

The width and depth of the indicated multidisciplinary categories of this subject implies the interpretation of the notion of the environment, social and theoretical assumptions of origin and development, it’s relation to other sciences, places in the system of geographical and ecological disciplines and importance in the context of the overall geospatial questions. Basic problems and postulates of the environment and theoretical questions about the relationship between man and society and the environment. In addition, students should be introduced to the attitude of international forums on environmental issues and the global character of environmental problems. Getting acquainted with international environmental protection and environmental protection in Serbia.

Theoretical lectures

5) Theory and practice of sustainable development; 6) Problem of causes and consequences of ecological crisis and its solving 7) Basic environmental problems and settings: on the concept of space as determinants of the environment; structure of space; geographic space and structure; the essence of the notion of the environment and the definition of its changes; protection and improvement of the environment; systematic approach and systemic environment; concept of the system and systemic environment; topological environmental systems-ecosystems; landscape geosystem; regional geosystems: regions; 8) Socio-economic aspect of the environment; multi-party system and ecological policy; social organization of quality management of the environment; social orientation of the quality of the environment; control and quality management of the environment; economic aspect of environmental issues; economic-ecological system; legal aspect of the environment; information systems and environmental issues; 9) Epistemological basics of environmental science: process, structure and development of environmental knowledge; the process of forming an opinion on the relationship between man and the environment; method as a way to knowledge: ways of getting to know the environment; 10) Methods of research and evaluation of the environment.

Practical lectures

5) Designing GIS of certain segments of the environment in the function of monitoring the trends of basic changes; 6) Getting familiar with the role and significance of environmental monitoring; 7) Introduction and interpretation of global environmental issues.

Four excursions: half-day - Ada Huja and Topcider, and all day - Avala and Obedska bara.

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