Course: Selected Regions of the World 2

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Course title Selected Regions of the World 2
Course code KGE/VRS2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
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)
  • Preis Jiří, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Posová Darina, RNDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course consists of these items: Regional Geography of Africa, Australia, Oceania, oceans and Polar Regions. Model States (states which are typical for the region), resource-rich countries, economically fast-growing countries and countries with specific problems. Geographic characteristics and utilization of the Polar Regions. Regional overview of the oceans and seas - geographic comparison and economic utilization.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Textual studies, Lecture, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 5 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
To be able to work with geographical data.
To know basic terms from physical and human geographies.
professional skills
To be able to understand scholarly text and find key information in it.
To be able to read scholarly text in English and get basic understanding in it.
To have knowledge about Africa, Australia, oceans and polar regions on a high school curriculum level.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
To know specific features of particular macroregions of Africa, Australia, Oceania and polar regions.
To have deeper understanding of the role of the case study country/ies in particular macroregions.
professional skills
To explain key relationships between natural and socio-economic conditions of regions in the historical context.
To be able to explain a role of the region/case study country in the current globalized world and its perspectives.
To compare significant regional stakeholders belonging to BRICS or G20 groups.
general eligibility
N/A
N/A
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Seminar
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
Discussion
professional skills
Lecture
Seminar
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
general eligibility
Seminar
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Self-study of literature
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Combined exam
Test
Seminar work
Quality of a written report
professional skills
Quality of a written report
Continuous assessment
Group presentation at a seminar
Seminar work
general eligibility
Skills demonstration during seminar
Quality of a written report
Recommended literature
  • Geografický místopisný slovník světa. 1. vyd. Praha : Academia, 1993. ISBN 80-200-0445-9.
  • Kronika Země. 2. české vyd. Praha : Fortuna, 1996. ISBN 80-85873-67-2.
  • National Geographic : Česká republika. Praha : Sanoma Magazines Praha, 2002.
  • Čechurová, Monika; Preis, Jiří. Rozvojový potenciál států BRICS v 21. století. 2014. ISBN 978-80-261-0460-5.
  • Janský, Bohumír. Geografie moří a oceánů : Určeno pro posl. přírodovědecké fak. Univ. Karlovy. 1. vyd. Praha : Karolinum, 1992. ISBN 80-7066-678-1.
  • Klímová, Eva. Školní atlas světa. 1. vyd., 1. dotisk. Praha : Kartografie, 2004. ISBN 80-7011-730-3.
  • Kukal, Zdeněk. Základy oceánografie. 2. vyd. Praha : Academia, 1990. ISBN 80-200-0313-4.
  • Rowntree; Lewis; Price; Wyckoff. Globalization and Diversity: geography of changing world.
  • Skokan, Ladislav; Bursa, Milan,; Peštová, Jana. Geografické tabulky. 1. upravené. Praha : Fortuna, 2008. ISBN 978-7373-018-5.
  • Šindler, Petr; Baar, Vladimír. Regionální geografie světadílů a oceánů : Určeno stud. denního studia, studia při zaměstnání a postgrad. studia pedagog. fakult. Díl 2, část 1., Amerika, Antarktida, oceány. 1. vyd. Ostrava : Pedagogická fakulta, 1989. ISBN 80-7042-015-4.
  • Šindler, Petr; Baar, Vladimír. Regionální geografie světadílů a oceánů : Určeno stud. denního studia, studia při zaměstnání a postgrad. studia pedagog. fakult. Díl 2, část 2., Amerika, Antarktida, oceány. 1. vyd. Ostrava : Pedagogická fakulta, 1989. ISBN 80-7042-016-2.
  • Šindler, Petr. Urbanizační procesy v rozvojových zemích. Vyd. 1. Ostrava : Přírodovědecká fakulta Ostravské univerzity, 1999. ISBN 80-7042-778-7.


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 Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2015) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in Geography (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics Economic and Regional Geography (2017) Geography courses 2 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in Geography (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer