Course: Physical geography of Czech Republic

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Course title Physical geography of Czech Republic
Course code KGE/PGC-E
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
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
  • Zágoršek Kamil, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Šmída Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Nižnanský Branislav, doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1)General situation of Czech Republic (Czechia) as middle European country 2)Geology, pedology and geomorphology of Czechia 3)Geological history and development of life in Czechia 4)Water cycle and hydrosphere of Czechia 5)Atmosphere, weather and climatological characteristic of Czechia 6)Biological characteristic of Czechia 7)System of protection of nature in Czechia 8)Cartography and development of the maps of Czechia 9)Old maps and their usage in modern geography 10)Usage of GIS in physical geography 11)Geographical rating of selected area, methodology 12)Field trip with practical tasks of identification and understanding the physical geographical items 13)Actual problems of landuse in Czechia

Learning activities and teaching methods
Observation, Lecture, Practicum
Learning outcomes
Understanding the geology, geomorphology, development of life and other physical geographical aspects of Czechia using digital and/or printed maps and other published material.


Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination

Attending the exercises, prepare all written and oral presentations, seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Atlas krajiny ČR. Atlas krajiny ČR.
  • PLUMMER, Ch. Physical Geology.. 1993.
  • STRAHLER, A. N., STRAHLER, A. H. . Introducing Physical Geography. 2013.

Study plans that include the course
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