Course: Region in local and global contexts

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Course title Region in local and global contexts
Course code KGE/RGL
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Murgaš František, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Regional and local identity 2. Regional identity and "sense of place" 3. Regional identity, scale and globalization 4. What is globalization, its development 5. The social dimension of globalization, "west and the rest" 6. The political dimension of globalization, global institutions 7. Global security 8. The economic dimension of globalization, transnational corporations 9. Globalization and Sustainable Development 10. Global environmental problems 11. Anti-globalizmus 12. Globalization, glocalization, location: think globally, act locally 13. Geography of globalization

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing), Dialogue metods(conversation,discussion,brainstorming), Self-study (text study, reading, problematic tasks, practical tasks, experiments, research, written assignments)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 25 hours per semester
  • Fieldtrips - 9 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 10 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Aim of the course Global, regional and local topics is gripping multi-dimensional and extremely complex phenomenon of globalization, which interferes with their contradictory manifestations of societies throughout the world.
Knowledge of the complex and multidimensional challenges of globalization and related glocalization, the ability to review the given publication, the ability to develop a term paper on the topic at the required level.
Completion of the course Introducing to Human geography and Introducing to Physical geography.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Essay, Presentation of student research activity

Ongoing systematic work on an individual term paper, based on the self-taught topics and recommended literature. Successful defense knowledge gained semestral work. Oral and written exam.
Recommended literature
  • Doporučené aktuální studie, články a internetové odkazy na danou problematiku.
  • DLOUHÁ, J, DLOUHÝ, J., MEZŘICKÝ, V. (eds.) . Globalizace a globální problémy. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 2006.
  • Guiness P., Nagle G. Advanced Geography. Concepts and Cases. London, 1999.
  • HODAČ, J.; KOTRBA, T. Učebnice globalizace. Brno, 2011.
  • CHOMSKY, N. Occupy. London, 2012. ISBN 978-0-241-96401-9.
  • MEZŘICKÝ, V. (ed. Perspektivy globalizace. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7367-846-3.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Regional Studies (2013) Economy 1 Winter