Course: Regional Geography of Poland

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Course title Regional Geography of Poland
Course code KGG/RGPOL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Smolová Irena, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Szczyrba Zdeněk, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
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 Poland.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 30 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Course deals with basic themes of the geographical structure of Poland.
Identify main geographical phenomena and spatial organization of Poland.
Knowledge within the scope compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Seminar Work

Knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Bański, J. (2007). Geografia rolnictva Polski. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.
  • Komornicki, T., Czapiewski, K. L. (2005). Central and Eastern Europe : Changing Spatial Patterns of Human Activity. Warszawa: IGiPZ PAN.
  • Komornicki, T., Czapiewski, K. L. (2006). Core and Peripheral Regions in Central and Eastern Europe. Warszawa: IGiPZ PAN.
  • Komornicki, T. (2000). Potoki towarowe polskiego handlu zagranicznego a międzynarodowe powiazania transportowe. Wrocław: Continuo.
  • Lijewski, T., Mikułowski, B., Wykrzykowski, J. (2002). Geografia turystyki Polski. Warszawa: Polskie Wydawnictwo Ekonomiczne.
  • Richling, A., Ostaszewska, K. (2005). Geografia fizyczna Polski. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.
  • Skrzypczak, W. (2002). Geografia ekonomiczna z rozszerzona geografia fizyczna. Warszawa: Efekt.

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 - Winter
Faculty of Science Teaching Training in Geography for Secondary Schools (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter