Course: Island Geography

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Course title Island Geography
Course code KGE/GO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
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)
  • Kopp Jan, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course consists of these items: 1. Definition and delimitation of islands. Diversity of the island environment. 2. Geographic location of the islands. 3. Formation of islands with a focus on the Canary Islands and Iceland. 4. Climatic conditions of islands. Climatic specifics of Iceland 5. Hydrology. Hydrological specifics of Iceland. 6. Biogeography of islands. Biogeography of Macaronesia. Orobiomes. 7. Natural hazards on islands. Volcanoes of Iceland. 8. Geopolitical importance of islands. Chosen issues of Oceania and Iceland. 9. Population of islands. Demographic specifics of the Philippines and Cape Verde. 10. Economy and its potential. Iceland´s economy. 11. Traffic specifics of islands focused on the Canary Islands and Madeire. 12. Tourism on islands. Selected examples (Canary Islands, Madeire, Cape Verde). 13. Sustainable development of islands. Nauru, Tenerife.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, Group discussion, Seminar classes, Lecture, Lecture with visual aids
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
to know the basics of geography on graduate-level high school
professional skills
to be able use the basic methods of geodata processing
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to understand the issues of the formation, evolution and a typology of islands
to have an overview of the geopolitical importance of islands and historical development
to know of geography of the selected islands and archipelagos: Iceland, Madeira, the Canary Islands and others
professional skills
to be able to describe the theory of island biogeography and physical-geographical specifics of islands: climatic conditions, hydrology, typology of coasts, orobiomes
to explain socio-economic specifics of islands through these issues: population and settlements, resource exploitation, transport, tourism and economy
are able to illustrate general issues of islands through regional examples
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Lecture with visual aids
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Interactive lecture
Multimedia supported teaching
Group discussion
Students' portfolio
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Seminar work
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Einarsson. Geologie von Island. Reykjavík: Mál og menning, 304 s., 1991. ISBN 9979-3-0690-4.
  • Gillespie, Rosemary G.; Clague, David A. Encyclopedia of Islands. Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0-520-94372-8.
  • Janský, Bohumír. Geografie moří a oceánů : Určeno pro posl. přírodovědecké fak. Univ. Karlovy. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1992. ISBN 80-7066-678-1.
  • Kopp, Jan; Mentlík, Pavel; Kraft, Jaroslav; Dokoupil, Jaroslav; Kučera, Tomáš; Červený, Pavel; Reitspies, Zdeněk; Preis, Jiří; Svoboda, Jan; Baštová, Magdalena. Geografie ostrovů. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2006. ISBN 80-7043-440-6.
  • Kraft, Jaroslav; Mentlík, Pavel. Úvod do geologie pro geografy : endogenní a exogenní dynamika. 2., přeprac. a rozš. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2004. ISBN 80-7043-290-X.
  • Kukal, Zdeněk. Základy oceánografie. 2. vyd. Praha : Academia, 1990. ISBN 80-200-0313-4.
  • Mirvald. Průvodce expozicí Island. Plzeň ZČU, 23 s., 1998.
  • Schönfelder, Peter; Schönfelder, Ingrid. Květena Kanárských ostrovů. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 2002. ISBN 80-200-0998-1.
  • Thurman, Harold V.; Trujillo, Alan P. Oceánografie : [tajemný svět moří a oceánů]. Vyd. 1. Praha : Computer Press, 2005. ISBN 80-2510-353-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2013) Geography courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in Geography (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in Geography (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in Geography (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in Geography (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer