Course: Introducing to Regional Geography

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Course title Introducing to Regional Geography
Course code KGE/ZRGA
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
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
  • Boháč Artur, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Böhm Hynek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Development of regional studies 2. Object of study of regional studies, its position within the geography 3. The principles and methods of regionalization, regional classification 4. Natural regions 5. Core and periphery, development of forms of regional organization 6. Economic, metropolitan, cultural regions 7. Global risks and challenges 8. Characteristics of regions

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), Written assignment presentation and defence
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Subject is conserning physical, human and local geographies focusing on regional differentiation and individuality (world´s regions). Rather than description it is preferred regional relations, processes, patterns and their existence and operation in the world´s regions. Students investigated in seminars with information about regional issues and evaluations and present their results.
students understand and evaluate themes examined in subject
Knowledge in the range of lectures and for literature. Understanding the study of regions in the czech Republic and other countries; the use of statistical data, maps, satellite images - such as GoogleEarth, GIS. The importance of regional geography in public administration.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Oral presentation of self-study

Credit: Active participation in practice, elaboration of semestral work, successful graduation in test. Details on the first practice. Exam: compound
Recommended literature
  • ANDĚL, J, BIČÍK, I, HAVLÍČEK T. a kol. Makroregiony světa - regionální geografie pro gymnázia. Nakladatelství ČGS Praha, 2010. ISBN 987-80-86034-78-2.
  • BAŠOVSKÝ, O., LAUKO, V. Úvod do regionálnej geografie. Bratislava, 1990.
  • CLAVAL, P. An Introduction to Regional Geography. Oxford, 1998.
  • DEMEK, J. Úvod do štúdia teoretickej geografie. Bratislava, 1987.
  • GURŇÁK, D., BLAŽÍK, T., LAUKO, V. Úvod do politickej a regionálnej geografie. Bratislava, 2005.
  • JOHNSTON, R. J. et. al. (eds.). The Dictionary of Human Geography. Oxford, 2000.
  • TOUŠEK, V., KUNC, J., VYSTOUPIL, J. et. al. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň, 2008. ISBN 80-7083-773-X.

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 Applied Geography (17) Geography courses 2 Summer