Course detail

Information Knowledge - Information Literacy

FSI-2IVAcad. year: 2022/2023

The most important part of the course are the study materials where is the study text itself. It‘s learning is needed for successful mastering of a corresponding chapter. There are the accompanying materials whose learning isn’t necessary but they help you to better understand the problem. Very important part of each chapter is the task situated at the end of the chapter. You can find in the course:
- the study guide
- the study materials in the form of a lecture with control questions
- text study materials
- self-checking tests
- tests and tasks
- sample animations
- links to the accompanying materials
- discussion groups for the up-to-date issues
- opinion poll about the course, contents of the course, work of the tutor
- discussions with the teacher (email, chat, office hours)

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The student should know after graduating:
- search and choose the relevant source of informations
- know and use professional information sources in classic or electronic form
- be able effectively use various searching engines
- using the library services for the study and the profession
- work with the scientific text
- orient in the world of libraries of BUT
- understand ethic and legal standards from the world of information and IT


There’s no need to have any special or professional skills. Basic knowledge of the work with the PC is enough.


Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course is taught through exercises which are focused on practical topics presented in lectures.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

The condition for finalization the course is the perform all tasks in each lessons.
There is a possibility to get 100 marks total. To get the credit students must get minimally 70 marks for whole course.

Course curriculum

Not applicable.

Work placements

Not applicable.


This course is aimed at practical use of information sources, institutions and the services they provide focused on the specific faculty.
The aim is to teach the student to work with the available electronic information sources with the possibility of their practical use during studies or scientific work.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Tento kurz je veden e-learningovou formou, fakultní tutoři kontrolují, zda studenti absolvovali všechny jeho části a kvalitu zpracovaných či odevzdaných úkolů.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

KRČÁL, Martin a TEPLÍKOVÁ Zuzana. Naučte (se) citovat. Blansko:, 2014. ISBN 978-80-260-6074-1. (CS)
MICHALKO, Michael. Thinkertoys: a handbook of creative-thinking techniques. 2nd ed. Berkeley, Calif: Ten Speed Press, 2006. ISBN 1-58008-773-6. (EN)
ČERNÝ, Michal a CHYTKOVÁ, Dagmar. Myšlenkové mapy pro studenty: učte se efektivně a nastartujte svou kariéru. Brno: BizBooks, 2014. ISBN 9788026502678. (CS)

Recommended reading

Not applicable.


Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-ENE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme B-STR-P Bachelor's

    specialization STR , 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme B-ZSI-P Bachelor's

    specialization STI , 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
    specialization MTI , 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

  • Programme B-PDS-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme B-MAI-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme B-MET-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme B-FIN-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective
  • Programme B-VTE-P Bachelor's, 1. year of study, summer semester, elective

Type of course unit


Computer-assisted exercise

13 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


The course is structured as eight consequential chapters. All necessary information for completing can be found in the introductory part of the course.

Chapter 1: Searching of informations
Chapter 2: Sources of print technical information
Chapter 3: On-line sources
Chapter 4: Information evaluation + Critical suppose
Chapter 5: Creative techniques + Effective reading
Chapter 6: Citation
Chapter 7: Organizing of information + Time management
Chapter 8: Information security