Course: Introducing to Physical Geography

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Course title Introducing to Physical Geography
Course code KGE/ZFG
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Zágoršek Kamil, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kubalíková Lucie, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Dítětová Viola, Mgr.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Introduction to physical geography 2. Earth in space 3. Physical geography sphere 4. Lithosphere 5. Atmosphere 6. Hydrosphere 7. Soils 8. Biosphere 9. Nature, landscape and man

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 19 hours per semester
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 35 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Physical geography is dealing with natural components of geographical environment. The subject includes mathematical geography - the position of the Earth in the Universum, its composition and dynamics. The physicogeographical sphere is briefly reviewed after vertical and horizontal division: Litosphere, Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Kryosphere, Pedosphere and Biosphere. The attention is paid to mutual relations and connections of single components in the landscape.
students understand and evaluate themes examined in subject
Prerequisites
encopassment of grammar school geography

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

Credit: Active participation in practice, elaboration of semestral work, successful graduation in test. Details on the first practice. Exam: compound
Recommended literature
  • Země. Knižní klub Praha, 2004.
  • Briggs,D.,Smithson,P.Ball,T. Physical geography. Clark,Pitmann,Ltd.Ontario, 1986.
  • Demek, J. Obecná geomorfologie. Academia Praha, 1988.
  • Hendrych, T. Přírodní prostředí Země (netradičně a nekonvenčně). TU Liberec, 2004.
  • Horník, S. a kol. Fyzická geografie II.. SPN Praha, 1986.
  • Christopherson, R. W. Geosystems. An Introduction to Physical Geography.. Pearson Prentice Hall Upper Saddle River, 2006.
  • Jeník, J. Ekosystémy. Úvod do studia zonálních a azonálních biomů. Karolinum Praha, 1998.
  • Kukal, Z. a kol. Základy oceánografie. Academia Praha, 1990.
  • Lipský, Z. Krajinná ekologie pro studenty geografických oborů. Karolinum Praha, 1998. ISBN 80-7184-545-0.
  • Němeček, J. - Smolíková, L. - Kutílek, M. Pedologie a paleopedologie. Academia Praha, 1990.
  • Netopil, R. a kol. Fyzická geografie I.. SPN Praha, 1984.
  • Petránek, J. Malá encyklopedie geologie. JIH České Budějovice, 1993.
  • Rubín, J. a kol. Atlas skalních, zemních a půdních tvarů. Academia Praha, 1986.
  • Strahler, A. H. - Strahler, A. N. Introducing Physical Geography. J. Wiley and Sons Inc. New York, 2003.


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