Course: Introduction to the Geography II

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Course title Introduction to the Geography II
Course code KGE/UDGZ2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
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
  • Kraft Stanislav, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Mládek Jozef, prof. RNDr. DrSc.
Course content
1. Geography as a scientific discipline 2. The position of geography in science systems 3. Inner structure of geography 4. Geography and its relation with other disciplines 5. Geographical thought - Antiquity 6. Geographical thought - the Middle Ages and Modern times 7. Geographical thought - 19th and 20th century 8. The development of Czech geography 9. Main theoretical concepts in current geography - space and place 10. Main theoretical concepts in current geography - region and regionalisation 11. Main theoretical concepts in current geography - landscape 12. Main geographical data sources 13. The principles of scientific work in geography 14. Scientific literature review

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Knowledge of basics from theoretic geography facilitates to the students their better orientation in the structure of geographical problems and disciplines and in connections of geography and other sciences. Students will be also introduced to the development of geography and to the application possibilities of geography. Main solving themes - introduction to the theoretical geography, geography as a science discipline, basic geographical terms, geography inside the sciences structure, structure of geographical disciplines, problems of principal geographical disciplines (of physical geography, human geography, regional geography, methodology of geography), development of geography, geographical information, geographical production (geographical publications and serials, bibliography, work with literature, quotations).
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

Work up quotation and annotation articles on engaged subject, will get structure potential diploma work.
Recommended literature
  • FLOWERDEW, R., MARTIN, D. (1999):. Methods in Human Geography: a guide for students doing a research project. Longman, Harlow, 296 s..
  • FULLER, C., FOUBERG, E.H., DE BLIJ, H.J., MURPHY A.B. (2010):. Human geography: people, place, and culture : advanced placement study guide. John Wiley & Sons, 162 s..
  • HAMPL, M. (1998):. Realita, společnost a geografická organizace: hledání integrálního řádu. Praha, PřF UK, 110 s..
  • IVANIČKA, K. (1983):. Základy teorie a metodológie socioekonomickej geografie. SPN, Bratislava, 448 s..
  • JELEČEK, L. (2004):. An outline of Czech geography evolution since the second half of the 19th century until 1980`s. In: Drbohlav, D. et al. (eds.) Czech geography at he dawn of the milenium. Olomouc, ČGS, s. 11-24..
  • JOHNSTON, R.J. (2003):. The Dictionary of Human Geography. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, 958 s..
  • KNEALE, P.E. (1999):. Study Skills for Geography Students: a practical guide. London, Arnold, 276 s.
  • KNOX, P. L., MARSTON, S.A. (2010):. Places and regions in global context: human geography. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, Prentice-Hall, 515 s..
  • MAYHEW, S. (2009):. A dictionary of geography. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 551 s..
  • Skokan, L.:. Úvod do teorie geografie II. Pedagogická fakulta UJEP v Ústí nad Labem, 157 s. 1999.
  • Skokan, L.:. Úvod do teorie geografie I. Ústí nad Labem, PF UJEP, 1998.
  • TOUŠEK,V., KUNC, J., VYSTOUPIL, J. a kol. (2008):. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň, Vyd. A. Čeněk, 411 s..
  • TRÁVNIČEK, D. (1994):. Sto let České geografické společnosti. Praha, Nakl. ČGS, 95 s..

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: Summer