Course: Physical geographical regionalization

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Course title Physical geographical regionalization
Course code KGE/FGR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Nižnanský Branislav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Physical geography and physicogeographical regionalization (PGR) 2. Spatial dimensions of PG sphere: tops, chores, regions, globions 3. Concept of PHG wholes. attributes, structure, processes 4. Partial PGR - geomorphological,climatic, hydric, soil, biotic 5. Basic PGR operations: classification, divisioning,taxonomy 6.PGR of the Czechlands: landforms, soils, water, soils, , biota + PG wholes, physical landscapes 7. PGR of Europe: landforms, soils, water, soils, , biota + PG wholes, physical landscapes 8. PGR of Asia: landforms, soils, water, soils, , biota + PG wholes, physical landscapes 9. PGR of Africa, Australasia: landforms, soils, water, soils, , biota + PG wholes, physical landscapes 10.+11. Amaricas,polar caps, oceans: physical components and their integration in PG wholes

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 7 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 5 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Introduction with the basic elements of physical geographical regionalization of general bases in the Czech Republic and regions of the world.
define mechanisms of matter/energy flows in physical components synergy analyze different types of physicogeographical regions recognize hierarchy and basic spatial units of physical landscapes/regions of the Earth
Prerequisites
basic course of Fundamentals of Physical Geography ( Strahler + Strahler, Christopherson)

Assessment methods and criteria
Presentation of acquired knowledge via paper

- texts and thematic physicogeographical maps, atlases, translation into GIS, graphicacy - testing physicogeographical regionalization in the Liberec-region - comparative survey of textbooks and cartographic production
Recommended literature
  • FEDINA, A. J. Fizikogeografičeskoje rajonirovanije. Moskva, 1981.
  • KONDRACKI, J. Podstawy regionalizacji fizycznogeograficznej.. Warszawa, 1976.
  • Kotljakov V.M. Resources and Environment. Vienna, 1998.
  • KUNSKÝ, J. Fyzický zeměpis Československa. Praha, 1968.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Applied Geography (17) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Summer
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer