Course: Geography of Leisure Time

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Course title Geography of Leisure Time
Course code KGE/GVC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Field practice + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Tlučhoř Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Introduction to studies of geography of leisure time and tourism?research, planning and management of leisure time and tourism - Explanation of basic terms: leisure time, tourism, types and forms of tourism, boom factors of tourism; development of leisure time since antiquity; current problems of tourism with emphasis on the Czech Republic and states of Central Europe - Leisure time behavior of a population and its spatial coherence; factors with impact on spatial leisure time behavior of a population (sociological approach) - Tourism demand and its research; tourism demand in the Czech Republic and in Germany - Regional tourism supply (1); natural preconditions for tourism development and methods of their evaluation (relief, climate, waters, flora, fauna) - Regional tourism supply (2); social preconditions and methods of their evaluation (cultural-historic preconditions and so-called preconditions of realization ? tourism infrastructure) - Management and marketing of centers and regions of tourism; current development and problems explained on examples (the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland) - Current development and problems of tourism in the Czech Republic and selected states of the European Union (Austria, Germany, Spain) - Consequences of tourism development for a region; economic, ecologic and socio-cultural impacts of tourism; tourism area capacity - Spending of leisure time in cities; suburban tourism and town tourism (show on examples: town of Cheb, Pilsen) - Tourism in nature-protected areas (nature parks, protected landscape areas); ecological tourism, examples from the Czech Republic and from abroad - Health tourism and spa; current development and problems of selected spa resorts - Main regions and centers of tourism in the world

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Project-based instruction, Individual study, Field trip
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 13 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
  • Practical training (number of hours) - 15 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
None.
professional skills
none
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Student is able to: - understand issues of leisure time and tourism, - professionally evaluate topic of leisure time and discuss trends both in the Czech Republic and in the European Union.
professional skills
Student is able to: - understand issues of leisure time and tourism, - professionally evaluate topic of leisure time and discuss trends both in the Czech Republic and in the European Union.
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Field trip
Project-based instruction
Individual study
professional skills
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
general eligibility
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Seminar work
Project
Written exam
professional skills
Project
general eligibility
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Geographie der Freizeit und des Tourismus : Bilanz und Ausblick. 2. Aufl. München : R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2004. ISBN 3-486-57628-3.
  • Bieger, Thomas. Management von Destinationen. 6. Aufl. München ; R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2005. ISBN 3-486-57656-9.
  • Freyer, Walter. Tourismus : einführung in die Fremdenverkehrsökonomie. 8., überarbeitete und aktualisierte Aufl. München : R. Oldenbourg Verlag, 2006. ISBN 3-486-57874-X.
  • Haedrich, Günther; Kaspar, Claude; Klemm, Kristiane; Kreilkamp, Edgar. Tourismus-Management : Tourismus-Marketing und Fremdenverkehrsplanung. 3. vydání. Berlin : Walter de Gruyter, 1998. ISBN 3-11-015185 0.
  • Kiráľová, Alžběta. Marketing : destinace cestovního ruchu. Vyd. 1. Praha : Ekopress, 2003. ISBN 80-86119-56-4.
  • KOPŠO, E. Geografia cestovného ruchu. SPN, Bratislava (s. 9 - 106), 1992.
  • Steinbach, Josef. Tourismus : Einführung indas räumlich-zeitliche System. 2. Auflage. München ; Oldenbourg, 2003. ISBN 3-486-27308-6.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2010) Economy 3 Summer
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2015) Economy 3 Summer