Course: Regional Geography - Current Issues

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Course title Regional Geography - Current Issues
Course code KGE/ORG
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Matušková Alena, Doc. PaedDr. CSc.
Course content
Current topics will be selected from these areas: - Current issues related to the globalization of the world. - The problematic areas of the contemporary world, the main problematic areas of civil and regional wars. Causes and consequences of the current conflicts. Selected examples. - World civilization, problems emerged from different socio-cultural environment (selected specific examples). - Current issues of selected core and peripheral areas of the world or sub-regions at different hierarchy levels. - Consequences of uneven distribution of poverty and wealth in different regions - Continuity of environmental and economic issues of selected regions. The current geographic issues and problems will be selected from the viewpoint of the world, individual continents, their sub regions, Czech Republic and its sub-regions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Task-based study method, Individual study, Students' self-study, Seminar
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 14 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 50 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
This course assumes the basic knowledge of the regional and geographic disciplines at the bachelor's degree level.
learning outcomes
- to gain an overview about the current selected geographical issues;
professional skills
- to be able to adequately comprehend and evaluate the selected geographical issues and to find an adequate answer to them; to be able to describe and explain the possible consequences of these issues;
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Interactive lecture
Task-based study method
Students' self-study
Individual study
assessment methods
Oral exam
Seminar work
Continuous assessment
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Bude doporučena dle konkrétních aktuálních témat v přednáškách..
  • Hanus M., Šídlo, L. Školní atlas dnešního světa. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-902282-6-9.

Study plans that include the course
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