Course: Economic Geography 2 - Industry

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Course title Economic Geography 2 - Industry
Course code KGE/EG2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Dokoupil Jaroslav, Doc. PaedDr. Ph.D.
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
  • Lepič Martin, Mgr.
Course content
Geography of industry (industry performance, focus, approaches, the basic theory of localization industry classification of economic activities). Momentum in industrial production (industrial revolution, the industrial location factors, fordism, global production chains). Core areas of industrial production (origin, evolution, changes in the spatial arrangement, industrial units and regions). Innovation in industrial production (legislative framework and tools, industrial clusters, industrial zones, know-how and development centers). Industrial production and global problems (environmental aspects, environmental pollution, economic crisis and unemployment in the industry, the issue of working conditions in the industry in developing countries, brownfields, land appropriation). Sources of raw materials and industry (mining industry, focusing on strategic raw materials). The energy industry and its role in the contemporary world (electricity generation, energy mix, energy policy). Manufacturing industry and its role in the contemporary world (food, textile, chemical, electrical industry etc.). The automotive industry in the economy of selected countries (deployment production of passenger cars and coherence of global and regional production, dependence of selected countries in the prosperity of the field). Selected problems of industrial production in the EU (support industrial production in the EU, the backbone industry, export and import). Geography industrial plant (practical research methods geographic aspects of industrial production to a particular race).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 15 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
Basic knowledge and general assumptions for the study of geography.
learning outcomes
Understand and explain the deployment of industrial production in the world. Recognizes the determinants of deployment of industrial production as well as their regional impacts. Explain the context of the deployment of industrial activities with globalization processes is characteristic of the regional territory. Identify problems associated with modern industrial production.
professional skills
Analyze the determinants of deployment of industrial production as well as their regional impacts.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Seminar
professional skills
Seminar
general eligibility
Seminar
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
Report
professional skills
Quality of a written report
general eligibility
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Dicken, P. Global Shift: Mapping the Changing Contours of the World Economy. 6. vydání. London: SAGE Publications, 2011.
  • Dokoupil, J., Mirvald, S. Cvičení z geografie průmyslu. 1. vydání. Plzeň : Pedagogická fakulta, 1993. ISBN 80-7043-077-X.
  • Knox, P., Agnew, J., McCarthy, L. The Geography of the World Economy. 2008. ISBN 978-0-340-94835-4.
  • Toušek, V., Kunc, J., Vystoupil, J. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň, 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 Biology in Education (16) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (16) Physics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (16) Physical education and sport 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (16) Chemistry courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education - (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (17) Mathematics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (16) Mathematics courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Health Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Information Systems Management (1) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 2 Summer