Course: Geography of the Czech Republic

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Course title Geography of the Czech Republic
Course code KGG/GCZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • 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; agriculture; industry and its branch structure.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 13 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 26 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Acquire basic knowledge of the geographical phenomena of the Czech Republic.The subject creation has been supported by the project Support of Interdisciplinary studies and Study Programmes Innovations at Palacký University in Olomouc, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0091.
Upon completion of the course students should be able to identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of the Czech Republic.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

Knowledge within range of lectures and literature. The student is required to work with the learning objects, which have been created for the concrete subject and are available for authorized students in LMS EDIS.
Recommended literature
  • Bičík, I., Fialová, D., & Vágner, J. (2001). Druhé bydlení v Česku. Praha: Univerzita Karlova.
  • Černoch, P. (2003). Cesta do EU: východní rozšíření Evropské unie a Česká republika v období 1990-2004. Praha: Linde nakladatelství.
  • Demek, J. (1965). Geomorfologie českých zemí. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd.
  • Hampl, M., Gardavský, V., & Kühnl, K. (1987). Regionální struktura a vývoj systému osídlení ČSR. Praha: Univerzita Karlova.
  • Hampl, M. (2005). Geografická organizace společnosti v České republice: transformační procesy a jejich obecný kontext. Praha: Univerzita Karlova. Přírodovědecká fakulta.
  • Petr, F. (1929). Olejomalba a enkaustika. Praha: Peometheus.
  • Smolová, I. (2008). Těžba nerostných surovin na území ČR a její geografické aspekty. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.
  • 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 (2015) Social sciences - Winter
Faculty of Science Environmental studies and sustainable development (1) Geography courses - -