Course: Geographical Field Trip to a Foreign Country

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Course title Geographical Field Trip to a Foreign Country
Course code KGG/ZGEX
Organizational form of instruction Excursion
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Halás Marián, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Fiedor David, Mgr.
  • Szczyrba Zdeněk, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Jurek Martin, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Létal Aleš, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Vysoudil Miroslav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Hercik Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Mintálová Tatiana, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
During the field trip students are presented with complex geographical characteristic of those countries, i.e. basic cultural historical, physical geographical, socio-economic and political geographical information. Visits to geographical institutions of these countries.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Observation
  • Semestral Work - 36 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 144 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Geographical field trip to a foreign country is aimed mainly at Central and South European countries (Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Slovenia, Croatia, etc.).
Explain the physical geographical and human geographical phenomena in selected region.
Knowledge within the scope of compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Systematic Observation of Student, Seminar Work

Active participation, individual work on a topic from the visited territory, presented to the whole group.
Recommended literature
  • & Sumner, R. (2001). World geography. Pasadena, Calif: Salem Press.
  • Bednářová, E. (2000). Polsko. Praha: Olympia.
  • Král, V. (1999). Fyzická geografie Evropy. Praha: Academia.
  • Lichtenberger, E., & Holzner, L. (2000). Austria: society and regions. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
  • Michaeli, E. (1999). Regionálna geografia Slovenskej republiky. Prešov: Prešovská univerzita.
  • Ostergren, R. C., & Rice, J. G. (2004). The Europeans: a geography of people, culture, and environment. New York: The Guilford Press.
  • Plešková, H. (2000). Rakousko. Praha: Freytag and Berndt.
  • Viturka, M., Vančura, M., & Řehák, S. (2004). Regionální geografie Evropy a ČR: distanční studijní opora. Brno: Masarykova univerzita.

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 - Summer
Faculty of Science Geography (1) Geography courses - -