Course: Fundamentals of Physical Geography 1

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Course title Fundamentals of Physical Geography 1
Course code KGG/ZF1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 7
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lehnert Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Pavelková Renata, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
In course basic knowledge of partial physical geographical disciplines will be presented: meteorology and climatology and hydrology. Students will be acquainted with following issues: definition, terminology and methods of research in mentioned disciplines, basic processes at the Earth surface, in atmosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere. Attention will be paid to anthropogenic influence of these geospheres and its consequences.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training)
  • Preparation for the Exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of discipline is to give survey of phisiogeographical disciplines: meteorology and climatology, hydrology.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in physical geography - namely in meteorology, climatology, and hydrology.
Knowledge within the scope of complusory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

Knowledge in the range of lectures and literature. Written examination: at least 60% of points form each of the two parts of the written test.
Recommended literature
  • Barry, R. G., Chorley, R. (1998). Atmosphere, Weather, Climate. London, New York: Routledge.
  • Bednář, J. (2003). Meteorologie. Praha: Portál.
  • Bonan, G. (2002). Ecological Climatology : Concepts and Applications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Gabler, R. E., Petersen, J. F., Trepasso, L. M. (2007). Essentials of Physical Geography. Thomson Brooks/Cole.
  • Lapin, M., Tomlain, J. (2001). Všeobecná a regionálna klimatológia. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského.
  • Netopil, R. et al. (1984). Fyzická geografie I. Praha: SPN.
  • Strahler, A., Strahler, A. (2006). Introducing Physical Geography. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Trizna, M. (2007). Meteorológia, klimatológia a hydrológia pre geografov. Bratislava: Geo-grafika.
  • Vysoudil, M. (2006). Meteorologie a klimatologie. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geography (1) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Science International Development Studies (1) Social sciences 1 Summer