Course: Economic Geography

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Course title Economic Geography
Course code KGE/EGP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 8
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)
  • 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
  • Individual project (40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 60 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 60 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
to have a basic overview of world economic activity in the range of secondary curriculum in the field of economic geography.
professional skills
to create and professionally benefit maps with economic content;
to can use of economic-geographic database;
general eligibility
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learning outcomes
professional knowledge
- know how economic geography approaches to the study of economic processes,
- think critically about economics, economic processes and their various concepts and interpretations,
- understand the basic differences between the various theoretical approaches in economic geography and in economy as a whole,
- understand the most important current economic trends at different hierarchy level,
- realizing the most important driving forces of economic globalization (technological development, multinational corporations and countries),
- understand the reasons and consequences of uneven economic development,
- know the key issues and trends in contemporary economic geography.
professional skills
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
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teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Interactive lecture
Lecture with visual aids
Textual studies
Individual study
Seminar
Students' portfolio
professional skills
Seminar
Students' portfolio
Lecture with visual aids
Skills demonstration
general eligibility
Lecture with visual aids
Seminar
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
Individual presentation at a seminar
Seminar work
Skills demonstration during 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.; Hanson, Susan. Key concepts in economic geography. Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, 2011. ISBN 978-1-84787-895-3.
  • Clark, Gordon L.; Feldmann, Maryann P.; Gertler, Meric S. The Oxford Handbook Economic Geography. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN 0-19-823410-4.
  • Neil M. Coe, Philip F. Kelly and Henry W.C. Yeung. Economic geography : a contemporary introduction. Wiley, 2013.
  • Wood, Andrew; Roberts, Susan M. Economic geography : places, networks and flows. London : Routledge, 2011. ISBN 978-0-415-40182-1.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Political Science (17-1) Social sciences 2 Summer