Course: Historical Geography

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Course title Historical Geography
Course code KGE/HIG
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)
  • Rousová Magdalena, Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Frajer Jindřich, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course includes these items: - Historical geography as a science and its emergence in the Czech Republic. - Subject, methods, tasks and main representatives of historical geography. - A comprehensive research of geographical systems changes in the past. - Reconstruction of the geographical environment of specific regions. - A research of the development of interactions between society and nature, and causes and consequences of their reflection in the landscape. - Man as a factor of geographical changes in the past.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Self-study of literature, Textual studies
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
To pass the course students are expected to have basic skills of using literature, articles and Internet resources and be able to find the connection between information.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to analyze literature and find connection between historical events and current spatial organization of particular locations or regions. They are able to explain historical roots of the current state of geographical organization of the society in the territory.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
Test
Skills demonstration during seminar
Continuous assessment
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Baker, Alan R.H. Geography and History. Bridging the Divide. Cambridge, 2003. ISBN 0521288851.
  • Cosgrove, Denis E. Social formation and symbolic landscape. Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1998. ISBN 978-0-299-15514-8.
  • Martínek, Jiří; Martínek, Miloslav. Kdo byl kdo : naši cestovatelé a geografové. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 1998. ISBN 80-85983-50-8.
  • Martínek, Jiří; Martínek, Miloslav. Kdo byl kdo : světoví cestovatelé a mořeplavci. 1. vyd. Praha : Libri, 2003. ISBN 80-7277-118-3.
  • Riedlová, Marie. Úvod do studia geografie a dějiny geografie. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1980.
  • Semotanová, Eva. Česko : Ottův historický atlas. Praha : Ottovo nakladatelství, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7360-577-3.
  • Semotanová, Eva. Historická geografie českých zemí. Praha : Historický ústav AV ČR, 1998. ISBN 80-85268-73-6.
  • Trávníček, Dušan. Dějiny geografie mezi oběma světovými válkami : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd. a pedagog.. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1986.
  • Trávníček, Dušan. Historická geografie : Určeno pro posl. fak. přírodověd. a pedagog. Díl 1., Od nejstarších dob do konec 16. století. 1. vyd. Praha : SPN, 1984.
  • Zwettler, Otto. Historická geografie světa. 2. vyd. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 1992. ISBN 80-210-0470-3.


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 (2013) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 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 Education Geography in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2016) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2013) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Summer
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Building Structures (2017) Construction industry, geodesy and cartography 4 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in Geography (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer