Course: Economic Geography

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Course title Economic Geography
Course code KPE/HG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Suková Lenka, Ing. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Jáč Ivan, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Lectures (topics): 1. Genesis, subject and other factors defining the concept of the scientific discipline. 2. Interpretation of the political map of the world. 3. Interpretation of the economic map of the world. 4. Characteristics of the population geography. 5. Importance and function of industrial production. 6. Importance and function of agricultural production. 7. Importance and function of transport infrastructure. 8. Importance of the tertiary sector. 9. Economic characteristics of selected Asian countries. 10. Economic characteristics of the EU member countries. Seminars (topics): 1. Introduction. 2. Project assignment. 3. Pilot presentations, their assessment and correction. 4. Project presentations and discussion.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monological explanation (lecture, presentation,briefing)
  • Class attendance - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to provide students with the concept of economic geography, its relations to other economic disciplines as well as with options available for setting up economic activities. In addition, the subject focuses on the main trends in the world problems globalisation, and the importance of integration tendencies and clusters in the world economy.
Students obtain knowledges in semestral course for development of specialization course programme.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined examination, Written exam

Study of recommended professional journals and internet sources including original sources. Credit: Elaboration of semestral project on a given topic, including its defense. Exam: Written exam
Recommended literature
  • The Word In 2015.. London: The Economist, 2014. ISBN 9770954 307036 01.
  • BARNES, T. J. and B. CHRISTOPHERS. Economic geography: a critical introduction. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley, 2018. ISBN 9781118874325.
  • COMBES, P. P., T. MAYER and J. F. THISSE. Economic Geography: The Integration of Regions and Nations. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0691139425.
  • JÁČ, I. Hospodářská geografie EU. 9. vyd.. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2010. ISBN 978-80-7372-623-2.
  • JÁČ, I. Hospodářská geografie Severoamerické zóny volného obchodu. 8. vyd.. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7372-5075.
  • JÁČ, I. Hospodářská geografie. 6. vyd. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2015. ISBN 978-80-7494-243-3.
  • JÁČ, I. Mezinárodní obchod a vybrané hospodářské parametry členských zemí EU a ESVO. Skripta. 1.vydání. Liberec 2014. Liberec, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7494-041-5.
  • KUNEŠOVÁ, H., A. KOCOUREK, P. BEDNÁŘOVÁ, E. CIHELKOVÁ a M. NOVÝ. Světová ekonomika: nové jevy a perspektivy. 3. vyd.. Praha: C. H. Beck, 2014. ISBN 978-80-7400-502-2.

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