Course: Introducing to Regional Geography

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Course title Introducing to Regional Geography
Course code KGE/ZRG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, 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
Lecturer(s)
  • Böhm Hynek, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Boháč Artur, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1. Position of regional geography in system of scientific disciplines 2. Development of regional geography in world and in CR 3. Economical foundations of regional geography 4. Social and cultural dimension of regional geography 5. Regional knowledge and regional identity 6. Anatomy of geographical space, region, delimitation of regions 7. Classification and typology of regions, borders, theory of borders 8. Regions and political systems 9. Research methods in regional geography 10. Regionalisation and regional taxonomy 11. Diffusion in regional system 12. Analysis and synthesis in regional geography

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
Prerequisites
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

Accomplishment of practises, knowledge within the range of lectures and literature, written examination
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.


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