Course: Geography of the Czech Republic

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Course title Geography of the Czech Republic
Course code KGG/CZR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Král Ondřej, Mgr.
  • Smolová Irena, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures are concerned with following themes: Geographical-political position of the Czech Republic, historical-geographical development of Czech lands, geological development and geological structure of the Czech Massif and the Carpathians; deposits and mining of mineral resources; geomorphologic development and geomorphologic division of CR; basic landform types; basic characteristics of geomorphologic units of provinces Czech Highland, Western Carpathians, Central European lowland and Western Panonian basin; hydrologic conditions; climatic conditions of CR and air pollution; pedogeographic and biogeographic conditions of CR; categories of protected areas; public administration and its development; population and settlement structure; industry and its branch structure.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to provide students with the basic knowledge of the physical geographical phenomena of the Czech Republic.
Upon completion of the subject, students should be able to identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of the Czech Republic.
Elementary knowledge in Physic Geography and Human Geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

Knowledge within range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Toušek, V. et al. (2005). Czech Republic - Portraits of Regions. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science International Development Studies (1) Social sciences 1 Winter