Course: Regional Geography of Austria

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Course title Regional Geography of Austria
Course code KGG/RGAUT
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
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 Europe and world, historic development and its influence on formation of society, general population characteristic, agriculture, industry, transport, services and tourism), the most important political geographical, social, economic and safety problems, outline of regions of Austria.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Excursion - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of discipline is to give survey of geographical characteristics of Austria.
Identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of Austria.
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
  • Karpová, E. (2006). Hospodářský vývoj Rakouska, Švédska a Finska po vstupu do Evropské unie : komparativní souvislosti a charakteristiky významné pro země střední a východní Evropy. Praha: Oeconomica.
  • Lichtenberger, E. (2000). Austria : Society and Regions. Wien: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
  • Plešková, H. (2000). Rakousko. Praha: Freytag and Berndt.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester