Course: Introduction to Geography

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Course title Introduction to Geography
Course code KGG/UGEO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Toušek Václav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Fňukal Miloš, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
In lectures students will be acquainted with concept of geography, including detailed system of geographical sciences with emphasis on definition of study objects of partial geographical disciplines. Besides that students will be acquainted with basic trends in development of geographical thought in our country and abroad. Attention will be also paid to organizations, where geographers are active and to geographical literature and sources.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 14 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 6 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The objective of the course is to present geography as a scientific discipline.
Recall object and subject of the geographical studies.
Prerequisites
Knowledge within the scope of secondary school geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Knowledge of the basic curriculum.
Recommended literature
  • Claval, P. (1998). An Introduction to Regional Geography. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.
  • Hampl, M. (2000). Sociální geografie : hledání předmětu studia. Geografický časopis, 52, č. 1, s. 33-40.
  • Hampl, M. (1998). Výzkumné trendy v sociální geografii. Geografie - Sborník ČGS, 103, č. 4, s. 437-444.
  • Horák, B. (1954). Dějiny zeměpisu 1. [díl] : Starověk a středověk. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd.
  • Horák, B. (1958). Dějiny zeměpisu 2. [díl] : Doba velkých objevů (15. a 16. století).. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd.
  • Horák, B., Trávníček, D., Honl, I. (1968). Dějiny zeměpisu 3. [díl] : Novověk od 17. století. Praha: Academia.
  • Martínek, J., Martínek, M. (1998). Kdo byl kdo : Naši cestovatelé a geografové. Praha: Libri.
  • Riedlová, M. et al. (1980). Úvod do studia geografie a dějiny geografie. Praha: SPN.
  • Sýkora, L. (ed.). (1993). Teoretické přístupy a vybrané problémy v současné geografii. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, PřF UP.
  • Trávníček, D. (1994). Sto let České geografické společnosti. Praha: Nakladatelství ČGS.


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