Course: Regional Geography of Asia

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Course title Regional Geography of Asia
Course code KGG/RGAS
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 Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Frajer Jindřich, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Course deals with the following issues: geographical position, basic physical geographical characteristic (geological development, geomorphologic, climatic, hydrologic, pedogeographic and biogeographic conditions, nature and landscape conservation), basic socio-economic characteristics (position in the world, historic development and its influence on formation of society, general population characteristic, agriculture, industry, transport, services and tourism, integration blocs), the most important political geographical, social, economic and safety problems, regional outline.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 36 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 24 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Problem teaching of. regional geography with the focus on general overwiev and selected actual problems of the continent.
Identification of main problems and contemporary development of Asia.
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
  • Anděl, J., Mareš, R. (1999). Starý svět Asie. Ústí nad Labem: UJEP.
  • Baar, V., Šindler, P. (1988). Regionální geografie světadílů a oceánů 1. Ostrava: Pedagogická fakulta OU.
  • Bradshaw, M. (1997). A World Regional Geography : The New Global Order. Boston: McGraw-Hill.
  • Horák, S. (2005). Střední Asie mezi Východem a Západem. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Krása, M., Marková, D., Zbavitel, D. (1997). Indie a Indové : od dávnověku k dnešku. Praha: Vyšehrad.
  • Kunský, J., Málek, R., Vrána, O. ed. (1965). Zeměpis světa : Asie. Praha: Orbis.
  • Liščák, V., Fojtík, P. (1998). Státy a území světa. Praha: Libri.
  • Skokan, L. (2006). Asie : sociogeografický přehled. Ústí nad Labem: UJEP.
  • Tomeš, J., Jelínek, R. (1996). Atlas Dnešní svět. Praha: Terra.
  • Weightman, B. (2002). Dragons and Tigers : A Geography of South, East and Southeast Asia. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geography for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter