Course: Economic Geography 3 - Transport and Services

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Course title Economic Geography 3 - Transport and Services
Course code KGE/EG3
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Winter
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.
  • Posová Darina, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Geography of Transport (performance field, focus, approach, position and importance of transport in the national economy, the basic terms and concepts). The development of transport systems (milestones in the development of transport, intermodal revolution, global transport systems). Patterns of spatial distribution of transport networks (characteristics of transport networks and their spatial distribution and development). Transport modes and their position in the contemporary world (road, rail, air, sea, river and pipeline). Environmental aspects of transport (impact of transport on the environment, the division of the country risk). Geography of services (performance art and basic theoretical frameworks, theory of the three sectors, classification of services, the role of services in the global economy). Geography Trade (world trade, development and localization of retail shopping centers as a social phenomenon). Geography of Tourism (basic concepts, implementation factors and assumptions, the position and importance of tourism). Forms and types of tourism (forms and types of tourism, the dynamics of their development, alternative forms). World tourism (the position of tourism in the economies of individual countries, tourism, positive and negative effects).

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 services in the world. Explain the context of the deployment of services with globalization processes is characteristic of the regional territory. Identify problems associated with modern transportation. Understand and explain the deployment of trade, services and tourism in the world. Explain the context of the deployment of trade, services and tourism with globalization processes is characteristic of the regional territory. Identify problems associated with tourism development.
professional skills
Analyze the determinants of services in the world as well as regional implications. Analyze the determinants of trade, services and tourism in the world 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
professional skills
Seminar work
general eligibility
Report
Recommended literature
  • Brinke, Josef. Úvod do geografie dopravy. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1999. ISBN 80-7184-923-5.
  • Hrala, Václav. Geografie cestovního ruchu. Praha : Oeconomica, 2005. ISBN 80-245-0858-3.
  • Jean-Paul Rodrigue. The Geography of Transport Systems.
  • Marada, Miroslav. Doprava a geografická organizace společnosti v Česku. Vyd. 1. Praha : Česká geografická společnost, 2010. ISBN 978-80-904521-2-1.
  • Mirvald, Stanislav;. Geografie dopravy. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 1999. ISBN 80-7082-545-6.
  • Spilková, J.;. Geografie maloobchodu a spotřeby. Praha, 2012. ISBN 978-80-246-1951-4.
  • TOUŠEK, V.; KUNC J.; VYSTOUPIL, J. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň, 2008. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4.
  • Vystoupil, Jiří; Šauer, Martin. Geografie cestovního ruchu České republiky. Plzeň : Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2011. ISBN 978-80-7380-340-7.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (16) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (16) Biology courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education - (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education Health Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Studies in Mathematics (17) Mathematics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (16) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Biology in Education (17) Biology courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education - (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (16) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (16) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (16) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (2015) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter