Course: Introduction to geography

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Course title Introduction to geography
Course code KGE/ITG-E
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nižnanský Branislav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Zágoršek Kamil, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Drápela Emil, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Ženková Rudincová Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Severýnová Popková Klára, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Presentation "What is geography" and talk to her will example of the approach the base concepts of topic. Search and selection of presentations of the first topic concepts will lighting demonstration base concepts of the topic. Entering the other five topics to students will be implemented in the context of the first part of the introduction. 1. Planet Earth, the Earth's surface and its imaging, landscape sphere, landscape 2. Abiotic components of the physical sphere, interaction 3. Biotic and abiotic-biotic components of the physical sphere, interaction 4. Socio-economic sphere, interaction 5. The cultural sphere (basic concepts of political and cultural geography) 6. Thematic maps

Learning activities and teaching methods
Seminár, Students' portfolio
Learning outcomes
Practicing and deepening linguistic skills. Practice the conceptual basis of geography in comparison with the available presentations base concepts of geography in English. The course is primarily intended for Erazmus program students and covers the basics of geography taught at TU Liberec. It is designed for Applied geography students in the first semester to expand their language skills too.


Assessment methods and criteria

Active participation on seminars and on the final colloquium. Putting 5 presentations graphically demonstrating definitions, diagrams and comparison of basic geographic concepts used in geography at the bachelor level to TU Liberec with foreign schools using the Internet. Evaluate comprehension of the topics by the participants in the final colloquium and defend their contribution to the seminar
Recommended literature
  • FELLMANN, J. D.; GETIS, A., GETIS, J. Human Geography. Landscapes of Human Activities. 2005.
  • RUBENSTEIN, J. M. The Cultural Landscape: An Introduction to Human Geography.
  • SLOCUM, T. A., McMASTER, R. B., KESSLER, F. C., HOWARD, H. H. Thematic Cartography and Geographic Visualization.. 2008.
  • STRAHLER, A. N., STRAHLER, A. H. . Introducing Physical Geography. 2013.

Study plans that include the course
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