Course: Regional Geography of Europe

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Course title Regional Geography of Europe
Course code KGG/DRGEV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course deals with: geographic delimitation of the region, basic physical geographic characteristic (geological development, geomorphologic, climatic, hydrologic, pedogeographic, biogeographic conditions, nature and landscape conservation), basic socio-economic characteristic (position of the region in the world, historical development and its influence on formation of European society, general population characteristics, agriculture, industry, transportation, services and tourism, integration with emphasis on the EU), the most important political geographical, social, economic and safety issues of the region, regional overview.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students into regional geography of Europe and of its states and regions.
Identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of Europe.
Knowledge within the scope of general geographical disciplines of the bachelor study of geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

Knowledge within range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • & Koster, E. A. (2005). The physical geography of Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • & Seppälä, M. (2005). The physical geography of Fennoscandia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • & Shahgedanova, M. (2002). The physical geography of Northern Eurasia. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • & Woodward, J. C. (2009). The physical geography of the Mediterranean. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Anhäuser, U., & Boukalová, M. (1997). Evropa: od Severního mysu po Sicílii. Praha: nakladatelství Svojtka a Vašut.
  • Blouet, B. W. (2012). The EU and neighbors: a geography of Europe in the modern world. Hoboken, N.J: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Frankland, E. G. (2006). Global Studies : Europe. 9th ed. Dubuque (USA): McGraw-Hill.
  • Král, V. (1999). Fyzická geografie Evropy. Praha: Academia.
  • Ostergren, R. C., & Rice, J. G. (2004). The Europeans: a geography of people, culture, and environment. New York: The Guilford Press.

Study plans that include the course
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