Course: Human Geography I (G. of Population, Demography, Industry)

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Course title Human Geography I (G. of Population, Demography, Industry)
Course code KGE/SOGZ1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Vančura Michal, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Kraft Stanislav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Blažek Martin, Mgr.
  • Mládek Jozef, prof. RNDr. DrSc.
Course content
1. Introduction into demography and population geography, demographic phenomena and their evidence 2. Demographic development and its prognoses 3. Spread of population 4. Population dynamics - natural movement I 5. Population dynamics - natural movement II 6. Population mobility 7. Synthetic evaluation of the population dynamics and reproduction 8. Population structure - analysis of the population baseline I 9. Population structure - analysis of the population baseline II 10. Basic characteristics of the population of the Czech Republic 11. Industrial geography - introduction 12. Industrial classification, localisation factors 13. Geographical survey of individual industrial sectors I 14. Geographical survey of individual industrial sectors II

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
The seminar is divided into two parts. The first part is devoted to the basic facts about demography and population geography, including selected methods used in these subject fields. Demography, demographic phenomena and their evidence, construction of basic demographic indicators, analyses of the population base line, population processes, world population and global population problems, population projection. Population geography e.g. data base line, structure and location of population in the world, quantitative characteristics of the location of population and population mobility and migration. The second part of the seminar aims to consider geography of industry and the methods used in this field. The emphasis is put especially on the industry classification, localization factors, geographical overview of industry branches and on transformation and support of industrial companies.
Student competences after graduation of the subject result especially from the aims of the subject (see.) and the content of the subject (see.).

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Written examination

Work up 5 continuously engaged washing from exercising, give over seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • Dicken, P.:. Global Shift (4th edition). Sage Publications, 656 s. 2003.
  • Knox, P., Agnew, J., McCarthy, L.:. The geography of the world economy (4th edition). Arnold Publischers, 448 s. 2003.
  • Mládek, L.:. Základy geografie obyvatelstva. Bratislava, SPN, 1992.
  • Pavlík, Z., Rychtaříková, J., Šubrtová, A.:. Základy demografie. Praha: Academia, 1986.
  • Popjaková, D.:. Základné kapitoly z geografie priemyslu. Prešovská univerzita, Prešov, 142 s. 1997.
  • Roubíček, V. Úvod do demografie. Praha: CODEX Bohemia, 1997.
  • Roubíček, V.:. Základní problémy obecné a ekonomické demografie. VŠE, Praha, 274 s. 1996.
  • Vallin, J. Světové obyvatelstvo.. Praha: Academia, 1992. ISBN 80-200-0437-8.
  • Vandeschrick, Ch.:. Demografická analýza. Katedra demografie a geodemografie PřF UK, Praha, 203 s. 2000.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in geography (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter