Course: Geographic Cogitation and Projection

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Course title Geographic Cogitation and Projection
Course code KGE/GMS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, 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.
  • Böhm Hynek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Geographical reality: object and methods of geography. Social construction of geography. 2. Geographical ontology, episthemology and methodology (development of geographical thinking). 3. Theory, empiricism and application of geography. 4. Landscapes and regions, locuses, locales, localities. 5. Geography and relatives of science disipliny: inter/transdisciplinarity. 6. Geography in labour market in our country and abroad, tematization of geography. 7. Environmental application of geography (scenic ecosystems, environment, legislative, projects). 8. Regional application of geography (branch applications, developing strategy, programs and projects). 9. Application of geography in urban projects. 10. Application of geography in rural projects. 12. Changes in geographical education. 13. Community applied geography.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Thinking geographically means to understand how geographers study the world, appreciate why geography is so wide-ranging in the type of theories it has developed, how they adapted for knowledge production and understanding of the practice of geography in approaching a particular issue e.g. in sustainability, security, environment, etc.
students understand and evaluate themes examined in subject
Prerequisites
encopassment of grammar school geography

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Credit: Active participation in practice, elaboration of semestral work, successful graduation in test. Details on the first practice. Exam: Isn't asked.
Recommended literature
  • Hubbard P., Kitchen R., Bartley B., Fuller D. Thinking geographically. Space, theory and contemporary geography. London, New York, 2002.


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 Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Applied Geography (17) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Geography and Geographical Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter