Course: Reflection of social reforms in the structure of the landscape

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Course title Reflection of social reforms in the structure of the landscape
Course code KGG/REFOR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Mackovčin Peter, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The lectures will explain the major breakpoints and decisions made, resulting in the gradual transformation of the appearance of the cultural landscape. These are the so-called "driving forces" in land use from the period of the industrial revolution to the period of transformation of the Czech economy in various historic and geopolitical conditions in Central Europe. Lecture themes: - impacts of imperial patents on the functioning of the monarchy; - changes in the landscape of Czech lands in the first half of the 19th century; - development of municipality-type settlements, rapid development of transport and industrial production in the second half of the 19th century; - beginning of the 20th century in the monarchy and World War I; - end of the war, collapse of the monarchy and formation of new states including Czechoslovakia (1st Czechoslovak land reform); - break-up of the Czecho-Slovak Republic in 1939 and wartime changes during World War II; - post-war development in the Czechoslovak landscape until 1948; - changes in social conditions after 1948, establishment of socialism in all spheres of the society as well as in the landscape, industrial revolution - development of mining and heavy industries, mechanical engineering, development of rural settlements in the 1950s to 1970s, growth of rural settlements starting from the 1950s; - development of the society and landscape in the transformation period following 1990 - agricultural and industrial production downturn, appearance of brownfields in unused sites, establishment of Urban Sprawl, suburbs and localities with no prospects.

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to introduce students into the impacts of decisions,which resulted in the gradual transformation of the appearance of the cultural landscape in Central Europe.
Recall the consequences of breakpoint changes and decisions that co-defined the development of the appearance of cultural landscape in Central Europe.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam

Knowledge within the scope of lectures and recommended literature.
Recommended literature
  • (2009). Atlas krajiny České republiky: Landscape atlas of the Czech Republic. Praha: Ministerstvo životního prostředí České republiky.
  • Bičík, I. (2010). Vývoj využití ploch v Česku. Praha: Česká geografická společnost.
  • Janák, J. (1999). Dějiny Moravy. Brno: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost.
  • Němec, J., Pojer, F., & Bárta, F. (2007). Krajina v České republice. Praha: Consult.
  • Trapl, M., & Bartoš, J. (2004). Dějiny Moravy. V Brně: Muzejní a vlastivědná společnost.

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 - Summer