Course: Geography of Global Issues

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Course title Geography of Global Issues
Course code KGE/GPLI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course consists of these issues: Civilization on the Earth, its evolution and characteristics of its present state. A global approach to solving problems. Analysis of problems (causes and basis). Democratic development. Nutrition, health and diseases in population. Warfare threat. Exhaustibility of natural resources. Environmental threats. Natural disasters. The principle of sustainable development. Education for global responsibility. An overview of topics of lectures/seminars: - Models of the development - The principle of sustainable development - Global diseases - HIV / AIDS - Biodiversity - Global Warming - Global terrorism - Nuclear power, power stations and fuel - Orientation in different cultures

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
professional knowledge
To have a fundamental awereness on global issues.
To be able to understand scholarly text in English basically.
To be proactive during seminar discussions.
professional skills
To understand text and find and explain key issues of the text.
To be able to seek and find information in relevant sources.
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
To know basic classification of global issues, including mutual links betwen them, and be able to describe them and/or explain them.
To be able to discuss possible approaches and solutions on both global and local levels.
To know about significant global and local activities that should contribute solving global issues.
professional skills
To be able analyse current global issues and take a critical approach to it.
To be able to hold a part of responsibility to seek and solve particular global issues.
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Multimedia supported teaching
assessment methods
Seminar work
Individual presentation at a seminar
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Barnett, T, Whiteside, A. AIDS in the 21st century: disease and globalization. New York, 2002.
  • Jeníček, V., Foltýn, J. Globální problémy světa v ekonomických souvislostech. 2010. ISBN 978-80-7400-326-4.
  • Kissinger, H. Uspořádání světa. Státní zájmy, konflikty a mocenská rovnováha.. Praha, 2016. ISBN 978-80-7260-355-0.
  • Lomborg, Bjorn. Skeptický ekolog. Praha, 2006. ISBN 80-7363-059-1.
  • Navrátilová, A. Nerovný vývoj světa. ISBN 978-80-210-6675-5.
  • Nováček, P. Udržitelný rozvoj. Olomouc, 2010. ISBN 978-80-244-2795-9.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 3 Summer