Course: Applied Economic Geography

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Course title Applied Economic Geography
Course code KGE/PEG
Organizational form of instruction Excursion
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Ježek Jiří, Doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Basic overview of the field work and the methods used in socio-economic research, surveys etc. Students apply these methods in practice. Part of the practice is the excursion to public institutions and firms, where students will obtain some experience with operation.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Students' portfolio, Individual study, Field trip
  • Team project (50/number of students) - 26 hours per semester
  • Attendance on a field trip (number of real hours - maximum 8h/day) - 40 hours per semester
  • Preparation for laboratory testing; outcome analysis (1-8) - 8 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
The course requires thorough knowledge accordant with courses: Socio-economic Research Methods and Economic Geography (1-3). Students should be able to interconnect knowledge of these courses.
professional skills
The course requires thorough knowledge accordant with courses: Socio-economic Research Methods and Economic Geography (1-3). Students should be able to interconnect knowledge of these courses.
general eligibility
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
Students can understand the socio-economic characteristics of a given place or region, - are able to investigate and explain their interrelations.
professional skills
Students can understand the socio-economic characteristics of a given place or region, - are able to investigate and explain their interrelations.
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Field trip
Individual study
Students' portfolio
Discussion
professional skills
Field trip
Individual study
Discussion
general eligibility
Field trip
Individual study
Discussion
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Skills demonstration during field trip
Project
professional skills
Skills demonstration during field trip
Project
general eligibility
Skills demonstration during field trip
Project
Recommended literature
  • CLIFFORD, Nicholas; FRENCH, Shaun; VALENTINE, Gill. Key Methods in Geography. 2nd edition. London, 2010. ISBN 978-1-4129-3508-1.
  • GOMEZ, Basil; JONES III, Paul J. Research Methods in Geography. Malden. ISBN 978-1-4051-0711-2.
  • Mirvald,S. Metody geografického výzkumu I. ZČU Plzeň, 1998.
  • Novotná, Marie. GIS Nečtinsko. V Plzni : Západočeská univerzita, 2006. ISBN 80-7043-425-2.


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 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Summer