Course: Economic Geography 1 - Agriculture

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Course title Economic Geography 1 - Agriculture
Course code KGE/EG1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Dokoupil Jaroslav, Doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Posová Darina, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Lepič Martin, Mgr.
Course content
1) Economic geography (key concepts, history of the discipline) 2) Key factors of the economic geography (state, firm, labor force, financial flows and environmental economy) 3) World Economy and models of economic development (dynamics, uneven development, core vs. periphery, economic indicators) 4) Globalization and economic development (international division of labor, new technologies and innovations, global market, production chains) 5) Agriculture in the contemporary world (geography of agriculture, development of agriculture production) 6) Natural and social factors in agriculture (patterns of the world agriculture production, Von Thunen model) 7) Innovations in agriculture (agricultural revolutions, industrialization, Green revolution, biotechnology, genetically modified organisms) 8) Suistainable agriculture (food supply, famines, environmental aspects) 9) Agriculture policy of the EU and the Czech rep. (European funds and state subsidiaries) 10) Selected databases and datasets for geography of agriculture (FAO, LPIS, eAGRI) 11) Forestry, fishery and water management (forest and ocean exploitation, sustainable development)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Discussion, Students' portfolio, Self-study of literature, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 8 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Have a basic overview of the world's socio-economic activities (in the scope of secondary education).
Know climatic differentiation on Earth.
Know the basic agricultural crops and animals.
professional skills
Be able to work with the atlas and thematic maps.
Search in databases.
Process charts in Excel.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
Be interested in current events in the world economy.
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Explain the distribution of economic activities in the world.
Identify the determinants of this distribution as well as its regional consequences.
Explain the relations between these activities with the globalization processes and the regional characteristics of the territory.
Understand the rules of the spatial distribution of agriculture in the world.
Identify problems associated with modern agricultural production.
professional skills
Analyze data from world databases with economic themes.
To process a presentation on the differentiation of economic activities on Earth.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Interactive lecture
Practicum
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
Discussion
Task-based study method
professional skills
Lecture with visual aids
Seminar
Task-based study method
general eligibility
Lecture
Task-based study method
Textual studies
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
Test
Group presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Quality of a written report
Oral exam
professional skills
Written exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
general eligibility
Skills demonstration during seminar
Oral exam
Recommended literature
  • Aoyama, Yuko; Murphy, James T.; Hanson, Susan. Key concepts in economic geography. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84787-895-3.
  • BIČÍK, Ivan, JANČÁK, Vít. Transformační procesy v Českém zemědělství po roce 1990. Praha, 2005. ISBN 8086561194.
  • Coe, Neil M.; Kelly, Philip F.,; Yeung, Henry Wai-Chung. Economic geography : a contemporary introduction. 1st pub. Malden : Blackwell Publishing, 2007. ISBN 978-1-4051-3219-0.
  • DICKEN, Peter. Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. SAGE Publications, 2010. ISBN 0857023438.
  • GRIGG, David. An Introduction to Agricultural Geography. Routledge, 2003. ISBN 1134887647.
  • KNOX, Paul L., AGNEW, John, McCARTHY, Linda. The Geography of the World Economy. Routledge, 2014. ISBN 0415831288.
  • Toušek, Václav. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň : Aleš Čeněk, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (16) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (16) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (16) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (16) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (17) Mathematics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education - (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Health Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (16) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 2 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter