Course: Regional Geography of Germany and Austria

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Course title Regional Geography of Germany and Austria
Course code KGG/RGDEU
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
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. 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 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 Germany and Austria.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to introduce students into regional geography of Germany and Austria including regional geography of its federal states.
Identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of Germany and Austria.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Oral exam, Written exam

In the turorial, presentation of a selected topic from the regional geography of Germany or Austria. For the examination, knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • & Koster, E. A. (2005). The physical geography of Western Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cioc, M., & Cronon, W. (2002). The Rhine: an eco-biography, 1815-2000. Seattle: University of Washington Press.
  • Glaser, R., Gebhardt, H., & Schenk, W. (2007). Geographie Deutschlands. Darmstadt: Primus-Verlag.
  • Lichtenberger, E., & Holzner, L. (2000). Austria: society and regions. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
  • Wehling, H. G. (2004). Die deutschen Länder: Geschichte, Politik, Wirtschaft. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

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 Summer
Faculty of Science Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses - Summer