Course: Selected Issues in Regional Geography of Central Europe

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Course title Selected Issues in Regional Geography of Central Europe
Course code KGG/VOGSE
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
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
The seminar is based on application of geographical knowledge and methods on the region of Central Europe. Emphasis is put on individual work with relevant information sources and geographical databases, including presentation of knowledge and reactions in discussion of selected topics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration, Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
  • Attendace - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 50 hours per semester
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
In the form of presentations and seminar works on assigned topics students will extend and deepen their knowledge of selected regional issues of physical and particularly social geography of Central Europe.
Understand selected geographical issues of Central Europe in order to analyse, discuss and propose solutions.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Seminar Work

Oral presentation and elaboration of seminar work on an assigned topic. Expected communication skills in English - intermediate level.
Recommended literature
  • (2006). Scientific style and format: the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers. Reston, Va: Council of Science Editors.
  • Frankland, E. G. (2006). Global Studies : Europe. 9th ed. Dubuque (USA): McGraw-Hill.
  • Glaser, R., Gebhardt, H., & Schenk, W. (2007). Geographie Deutschlands. Darmstadt: Primus-Verlag.
  • Goldman, M. F. (2007). Global Studies : Russia, the Eurasian Republics and Central/Eastern Europe. 11th ed. Dubuque (USA): McGraw-Hill.
  • Komornicki, T., Czapiewski, K. L. (2005). Central and Eastern Europe : Changing Spatial Patterns of Human Activity. Warszawa: IGiPZ PAN.
  • Lauko, V., Tolmáči, L., Dubcová, A. (2006). Humánna geografia Slovenskej republiky. Bratislava: Kartprint.
  • Lichtenberger, E., & Holzner, L. (2000). Austria: society and regions. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
  • Turnock, D., & Carter, F. W. (2005). Foreign direct investment and regional development in East Central Europe and the former Soviet Union ;: a collection of essays in memory of Professor Francis "Frank" Carter. Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing.

Study plans that include the course
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