Course: Fundamentals of Human Geography 2

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Course title Fundamentals of Human Geography 2
Course code KGG/ZH2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Exercise
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Szczyrba Zdeněk, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Mintálová Tatiana, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction presents importance, methods and basic terminology of discipline. Crucial part is devoted to selected partial branches of productive and non-productive sphere - geography of agriculture, industry, transport, tourism, retail and services. Development and current state of these sectors in global and regional level is presented and factors causing their differentiation in various natural geographical areas, but mainly in different political, economic and social conditions are discussed as well.Attention will be also paid to basic concepts, characteristics and description of transport systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Projection (static, dynamic)
  • Homework for Teaching - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Course Credit - 40 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral Work - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 70 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Course is aimed at general economic geography.
Recall basic terms and concepts used in economic geography.
Prerequisites
Knowledge within the scope compulsory subjects that precede this subject in the study plan.

Assessment methods and criteria
Mark, Written exam, Analysis of linguistic

Credit requirements: elaboration of assigned individual tasks. Exam requirements: knowledge within the range of lectures and literature.
Recommended literature
  • Bičík, I. (1982). Ekonomická geografie I. Geografie zemědělství. Praha: SPN.
  • Dicken, P. (2007). Global shift: mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 5th ed. Sage.
  • Knox, P. L., Marston, S. A. (2004). Human geography : places and regions in global context. Prentice Hall.
  • Mackinnon, D., Cumbers, A. (2011). Introduction to economic geography. Globalization, Uneven Development an Place. 2nd edition. pearson Education Limited.
  • Maryáš, J., & Vystoupil, J. (2001). Ekonomická geografie. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. Ekonomicko-správní fakulta.
  • Popjaková, D. (1997). Základné kapitoly z geografie priemyslu. Prešov: Prešovská univerzita.
  • Spišiak, P. (2007). Základy geografie poľnohospodárstva a lesného hospodárstva. Bratislava : Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave.
  • Štěpánek, V., Kopačka, L., Šíp, J. (2001). Geografie cestovního ruchu. Praha: Karolinum.
  • Toušek, V., Kunc, J., & Vystoupil, J. (2008). Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science International Development Studies (1) Social sciences 2 Winter
Faculty of Science Geography (1) Geography courses 3 Winter