Course: Economics Geography

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Course title Economics Geography
Course code KGE/EG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Novotná Marie, Doc. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
Geographical approach to the study of economy. Terms essential for understanding the principals of economic geography. Economic networks: new economic geography (evolution of economic and geographic thinking, spatial technological development, transport). Geography of institutions (country, company, multinational and international companies). Geography of technology. Geography of finance. Geography of workforce. Economic geography of the natural environment (commodification, etc.). Geography of consumption. Cultural and economic geography (media influence on economic development, culture as a driving force, etc.).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Students' portfolio, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 7 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
to have a basic knowledge about the world's economic activities within the scope of the bachelor's degree of economic geography.
to have a basic knowledge about methods within the scope of the bachelor's degree of economic geography.
professional skills
to create and professionally benefit maps with economic content and the use of economic-geographic database.
to can graphically and cartographically process socio-economic data
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to know how economic geography approaches to the study of economic processes,
to think critically about economics, economic processes and their various concepts and interpretations,
to understand the basic differences between the various theoretical approaches in economic geography and in economy as a whole
to understand the most important current economic trends at different hierarchy level,
to realizing the most important driving forces of economic globalization (technological development, multinational corporations and countries),
to understand the reasons and consequences of uneven economic development,
to know the key issues and trends in contemporary economic geography.
professional skills
to process geographic data from a geographic database in the form of graphs and thematic cartography
analyze economic processes in space and time
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
Students' portfolio
professional skills
Seminar
Skills demonstration
Lecture with visual aids
Students' portfolio
general eligibility
Lecture with visual aids
Seminar
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
professional skills
Skills demonstration during seminar
Individual presentation at a seminar
Seminar work
general eligibility
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Recommended literature
  • AOYAMA, Yuko, MURPHY, James T. a HANSON, Susan. Key concepts in economic geography. Los Angeles: SAGE Publications, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84787-895-3.
  • CLARK, Gordon L., GERTLER, Meric S. and FELDMAN, Maryann P. The Oxford handbook of economic geography. Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-925083-7.
  • COE, Neil M., YEUNG, Henry Wai-Chung a KELLY, Philip F. Economic geography: a contemporary introduction. 2nd ed.. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons,, 2012. ISBN 978-0-470-94338-0.
  • WOOD, Andrew a ROBERTS, Susan M. Economic geography: places, networks and flows. London: Routledge, 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-40182-1.


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