Course: Geography of Tourism and Recreation

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Course title Geography of Tourism and Recreation
Course code KGG/GESL
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, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Klapka Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The attention will be paid to theoretical-methodological problems of the geography of tourism. We will be concerned with: presuppositions and potential of tourism; classification, typology and spatial organization of tourism; relations of tourism to the geographical environment. The attention will be also paid to the sustainable tourism and regional outlines.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 50 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course is concerned with a development of the discipline and a basic terminology.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in geography of tourism.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Hall, M. C., Stephen, J. P. (2006). The Geography of Tourism and Recreation. London: Routledge.
  • Mariot, P. (1983). Geografia cestovného ruchu. Bratislava: SAV.
  • Pásková, M., Zelenka, J. (2002). Cestovní ruch - výkladový slovník. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj.
  • Pearce, D. (1987). Tourism today: a geographical analysis. Harlow : Longman.
  • Shaw, G., Williams, A. M. (2002). Critical Issues in Tourism: a geographical perspective. Oxford : Blackwell.
  • Toušek, V., Kunc, J., Vystoupil, J. (eds.). (2008). Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk.
  • Williams, S. (1998). Tourism geography. London : Routlege.
  • Wokoun, R., Vystoupil, J. (1987). Geografie cestovního ruchu a rekreace I. Praha : SPN.

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