Course: Regional Studies

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Course title Regional Studies
Course code KGE/REG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
  • Hynek Alois, doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Poštolka Václav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Svoboda Milan, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Geographical part: 1) Regionalism, regionalization and the types of regions. 2) The main source of information on regions. The basic terminology and the importance of regional geography and regional policy. 3) Regionalization of the world, global macro, global center, problematic regions. Regional disparities. 4) The regionalization of Europe and the European Union in the past, present and future. 5) Euroregions. Regional and local identity and perception. Cross-border and international cooperation. 6) Regionalization and regions and neighboring countries. Territorial administrative division of territory and governance. 7) Liberec and the Euroregion Neisse / Nisa / Nysa - traits, problems, institutions, projects. The historical part: 1) Regional, regional history and historic homeland in the past and present of the historian's perspective. 2) industry terminology, the definition of physical and mental borders, effects, and clashes of cultures and civilizations. 3) The status of the state in the Millennium development of Europe. 4) Country Czech Crown in the Middle Ages: town, církevněsprávní and cultural development. 5) Boleslav and Liberec Region in the Early Modern Period: status, residence, livelihood, Conflicts. 6) Economic, social and demographic development of northern Bohemia / Liberec in the 19th and first half of the 20th century. 7) Land of the Euroregion Nisa in the 20th century, changes in the years 1945-1990/2000.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 7 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 10 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 5 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Regional issues and regional studies in theory and practice and their implication and significance in contemporary world from geographical and historical point of view.
students understand and evaluate themes examined in subject
encopassment of grammar school geography

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Active participation in practice, elaboration of semestral work, successful graduation in test. Details on the first practice.
Recommended literature
  • Baar, V. Regionální aspekty světového hospodářství. Praha, 2003.
  • Hudečková, H. a kol. Regionalistika, regionální rozvoj a rozvoj venkova. Praha, 2006.
  • Vorel, P. Základy historické regionalistiky. Pardubice, 2005.

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 Czech language and literature (17) Philological sciences - Winter
Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education Czech language and literature (15) Philological sciences - Winter