Course: Introduction to Geography Studies

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Course title Introduction to Geography Studies
Course code KGE/UGE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kopp Jan, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
This course includes following items: System of studies of geographic disciplines (Phisical and Human Geographies) and department of geography; concept of world geography. History of geographical discoveries and outlook of how our world may look like in future. Literature and other sources, how to quote. Sources of geographic information, institutions, statistics, cartographic materials, geographic information systems.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Individual study, Students' self-study, Textual studies, Lecture
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 27 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 25 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
to know the basics of geography on graduate-level high school
professional skills
to study geographical literature
to understand the visually presented geoinformation and orientation in space
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to grasp the position of the geography in the science system
to be able to integrate particular elements and components of the landscape and deduce relationships
to grasp the basic stages of geographical cognition
to know basic methods of geographic cognition and research
professional skills
to cope with the correct use of bibliographic citations and links to resources, literature and bibliographic records
to explain object and subject of geography research
general eligibility
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Interactive lecture
Textual studies
Students' self-study
Individual study
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Lecture
Interactive lecture
Self-study of literature
Lecture with practical applications
Textual studies
general eligibility
Lecture
Interactive lecture
Textual studies
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Test
Seminar work
Written exam
professional skills
Written exam
Seminar work
general eligibility
Written exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Daněk, P. Geografické myšlení: úvod do teoretických přístupů. Brno, 2013. ISBN 978-80-210-6694-6.
  • Demek, J a kol. Úvod do studia geografie. Praha, 1980.
  • Holt-Jensen, Arild. Geography, history and concepts : a student's guide. 4th ed. Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, 2009. ISBN 978-1-4129-4650-6.
  • Novotná, Eva. Informační podpora geografie. Praha : Univerzita Karlova, Přírodovědecká fakulta, 2009. ISBN 978-80-86561-42-4.
  • Novotná, Marie. Teoretická geografie. Vydání první. 2014. ISBN 978-80-261-0467-4.
  • Rowntree; Lewis; Price; Wyckoff. Globalization and Diversity: geography of changing world. New Jersey, 2014. ISBN 978-0-321-82146-1.
  • Siwek, Tadeusz. 120 let České geografické společnosti. Vyd. 1. Praha : Česká geografická společnost, 2014. ISBN 978-80-905642-1-3.


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 (2015) Geography courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 1 Winter