Course: Regional Development and Practice

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Course title Regional Development and Practice
Course code KGG/RRPX
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Galvasová Iva, PhDr.
  • Toušek Václav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Course deals with contemporary practice in regional policy at different spatial levels and with key phenomena of regional development in the Czech Republic. On selected examples it illustrates problematic aspects of contemporary development and develops abilities of practical application of knowledge together with critical view of regional policy of the CR and with interpretation of regional development processes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Regional development is a complex process; theoretical models, methods and tools reflect reality in part only. For practical purposes it is necessary to take into account valid legislation, awareness of relations and qualities of regional participants and interconnections with organizational-technical and economical possibilities of subjects.
Apply concepts of regional development in practice.
Prerequisites
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Essay, Dialog, Seminar Work

Seminar work and its presentation.
Recommended literature
  • Alonso, W., Friedman, J. (1975). Regional Policy : Readings in Theory and Applications. Cambridge (MA, USA): MIT Press.
  • Binek, J. et al. (2006). Venkovský prostor a jeho oživení. Brno: Georgetown.
  • Blažek, J., Uhlíř, D. (2002). Teorie regionálního rozvoje : nástin, kritika, klasifikace. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Galvasová, I. et al. (2007). Spolupráce obcí jako faktor rozvoje. Brno: Georgetown.
  • Hampl, M. (1996). Geografická organizace společnosti a transformační procesy v České republice. Praha: DemoArt.
  • Hrabalová, S. (2004). Teorie a praxe rozvoje měst a obcí. Brno: Masarykova univerzita.
  • Ježek J. (1999). Prostorová a regionální ekonomika. Plzeň: Vydavatelství Západočeské univerzity.
  • Kolektiv. (2001). Úvod do regionálních věd a veřejné správy. Praha: IFEC.
  • Sýkora, L. (ed.). (1993). Teoretické přístupy a vybrané problémy v současné geografii. Praha: Přírodovědecká fakulta Univerzity Karlovy.
  • Vanhove, N., Klassen, L. H. (1983). Regional Policy : A European Approach. Aldershot: Gower.


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 1 Summer