Course: Geography of Industry

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Course title Geography of Industry
Course code KGG/GEPR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Szczyrba Zdeněk, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Position of industry in national economy, development phases (industrialization, industrial revolution, globalization), locational factors of distribution of industrial production, locational models, classification of industry and geographical methods of assessment of industry, branch outlines - fuels and energetics, metallurgy, machinery, chemistry etc., influence of industrial production on environment.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 70 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will be acquainted with geographical organization of industry production in the World and regions.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in geography of industry.
Prerequisites
Knowledge within the scope compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Cihelková, E. et al. (2000). Světová ekonomika : základní rysy a tendence vývoje. Praha: Vysoká škola ekonomická.
  • Dicken, P. (2007). Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 5th ed. Sage.
  • Harrington, J. W., Warf, B. (1995). Industrial Location : Principles, Practice and Policy. London: Routledge.
  • Hawken, P., Povine, A., Hunter Lovinsonová, L. (2003). Přírodní kapitalismus : jak se rodí další průmyslová revoluce. Praha: Mladá fronta.
  • Mackinnon, D., Cumbers, A. (2011). Introduction to economic geography. Globalization, Uneven Development an Place. 2nd edition. Pearson Education Limited.
  • Müller, K. (2002). Industriální zdroje, ekonomický růst a sociální změna. Praha: SLON.
  • Popjaková, D. (1997). Základné kapitoly z geografie priemyslu. Prešov: Prešovská univerzita.
  • Wieloński, A. (1998). Od industrializacji do reindustrializacji. Warszawa: UW.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Environmental studies and sustainable development (1) Geography courses 2 Winter