Course: Geography of Tourism in English

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Course title Geography of Tourism in English
Course code KMO/AGCR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Tlučhoř Jan, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
- Geography of tourism, the role of tourism in the world economy and in the science disciplines. - Location factors and requirements for tourism development. - Selective and carrying factors and premises of tourism. - Natural, cultural-historical, social, sport and recreational and other tourism attractions. - Leisure time and tourism, leisure time behaviour. - Regional economic, social, cultural and environmental impacts of tourism development in an area - Typology of destinations and resorts, spatial organization of tourism. - Source areas and flows of visitors in tourism. - International tourism - geography of tourism according to UNWTO. - Regional geography of tourism in Europe and in the Czech Republic.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Interactive lecture, Lecture supplemented with a discussion, E-learning, Discussion, Multimedia supported teaching, Students' portfolio, One-to-One tutorial, Task-based study method, Individual study, Self-study of literature, Textual studies, Lecture, Practicum, Field trip
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 30 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 39 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 5 hours per semester
professional knowledge
to describe basic historical development in the Czech Republic and in the world
to provide knowledge of terms in tourism
professional skills
to use ČSN 690 and 690-2 norms (quotations) in accord to Faculty of economics standards (University of West Bohemia)
general eligibility
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
to identify various tourism attractions
to describe impacts of tourism on a region
to summarize zoning of tourism in the Czech Republic
to give practical examples related to particular course themes
to identify and explain tourism flows in the Czech Republic and worldwide
professional skills
to apply acquired knowledge and methods on an example of a particular destination when working individually
to observe, analyse, distinguish and explain observed phenomena both during lessons and in the case of fieldwork
general eligibility
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Interactive lecture
Multimedia supported teaching
Textual studies
Self-study of literature
professional skills
Task-based study method
Field trip
Textual studies
Individual study
Students' portfolio
One-to-One tutorial
general eligibility
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Written exam
professional skills
general eligibility
Continuous assessment
Recommended literature
  • Lew, Alan A.; Hall, Michael C.;Dallen Timothy. World Regional Geography: Human Mobilities, Tourism Destinations, Sustainable Environments. Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-0757593154.
  • Goeldner, Charles R.; Ritchie, J. R. Brent. Tourism principles, practices, philosophies. 11th ed. Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2009. ISBN 978-0-470-38213-4.
  • Hall, Michael C., Lew, Alan A. Understanding and Managing Tourism Impacts: An Integrated Approach. Oxon: Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0415771337.
  • Henderson, Joan C. Tourism crises : causes, consequences and management. Amsterdam : Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007. ISBN 978-0-7506-7834-6.
  • Williams, Stephen. Tourism Geography: A New Synthesis. Oxon: Routledge, 2009. ISBN 978-0415394253.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (1) Economy 3 Winter
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2017) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Business Economics and Management (2013) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Project Management Systems (2013) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Economics Retail Management (2015) Economy 3 Winter