Course: Socio-economic geography

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Course title Socio-economic geography
Course code KGE/SG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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
  • Ženková Rudincová Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Murgaš František, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Boháč Artur, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1st Introduction to the study of socio-economic geography. 2nd Population geography of the world: development, structure. 3rd World Population geography: dynamics, demographic transitions, demographic. forecast. 4th Geography of the Czech population. 5th Religious and linguistic structure of the world. 6th Geography sites: development, urbanization processes. 7th Geography settlements CR. 8th Settlement geography of the world. 9th Megalopolis, the system of global cities. 10th Quality of life. 11th Knowledge society, social and human capital. 12th Creative society, creative industries, creative capital. 13th Geography industry: development of industrialization, localization factors. 14th Globalization and its social, economic and political speeches. Glocalization.

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 - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Socio-economic, formerly economic geography is concerned with the spatial differentiation of human economic activities, which are strongly influenced by its interaction with society. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with some socio-economic sciences, geography and their outputs, thru new concepts.
Knowledge of partial sociálněgeografických problems and their interdependence, the ability to review the given publication, the ability to develop a term paper on the topic at the required level.
knowledges of regional, human and 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. Reviews desired publication. Successful defense knowledge acquired semester work.
Recommended literature
  • CLOKE P., CRANG P., GOODWIN M. Introducing Human Geographies.. London, 2005.
  • HAGGET, P. The Geographer´s Art.. 1990.
  • Hampl, M. a kol. Geografická organizace společnosti a transformační procesy v ČR. Praha, 1996.
  • PAVLÍK, Z., KUČERA, M. Populační vývoj České republiky 1990-2002.. Praha, 2002.
  • TOUŠEK V., KUNC. J., VYSTOUPIL J. a kol. Ekonomická a sociální geografie.

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