Course: Introduction to the Study of Geography I.

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Course title Introduction to the Study of Geography I.
Course code KGE/UDGZ1
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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.
  • Popjaková Dagmar, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Rypl Jiří, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Karvánková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Nováček Aleš, RNDr. et PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction 2. Regional geography of northern America 3. Regional geography of southern America 4. Regional geography of Africa 5. Regional geography of Australia and Oceania 6. Regional geography of western, southern and middle Asia 7. Regional geography of southeasterly and easter Asia 8. Regional geography of Asiatic parts of Russian 9. Regional geography of Europe (southern and Balkan) 10. Regional geography of Europe (northern, western) 11. Regional geography of Europe (middle, easter) 12.-14. Regional geography of Czech Republic

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Monitoring
Learning outcomes
Repetition of regional-geographical skills acquired at high schools: World states (development of world's structures, actual organization, typology of states, number of population, cities, language and racial distributions), in more detail Europe, Russia, United States. Earth's relieve and hydrosphere (mountains, lowlands, islands, peninsulas, rivers, lakes, seas and oceans of the continents), in more detail Europe. The Czech Republic - relieve, hydrographic network, settlements, territorial-administrative division, industrial centres.
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
Written examination

Participation at lectures is mandatory. Min 66% success rate for interim tests, respectively 66% for the final test (1 retake of the final test).
Recommended literature
  • Středoškolské učebnice zeměpisu, atlasy.

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