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Human Geography

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Course Unit Code118-0502/01
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated5 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredSummer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionEnglish
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
S1O70RNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The course will equip students with the necessary knowledge of theoretical geography political geography, population geography, economic geography and regional geography including the current picture of particular states of the world, and, also, with the remarkable integration efforts. The aim of this subject is to exceed the range of the knowledges about social and economic weight of macroregions of the world and the most development countries. The next target is obtaining conception of general development of the world states, diversity central-periphery model of the world and possibilities to make a survey of living standard in a global scale.
Course Contents
1. Evolution of the Human Geography
Basic notes and natures of human geography, particular branch of human geography, historical development of geography and human geography, personality of the human geography.
2. Introduction to the Methodology in Human Geography
Techniques and methods.
3. Political Geography and Regional Approach
Changes on the political and economic world map. State and his basic signs and typology.
4. Introduction to Population Geography
Development of the world population, urban system and settlement.
5. Economic Development and Space Economy
Agriculture, industry and services.
6. The Czech Republic and geographic background
Location, social and economic characteristics of the state.
7. Core-periphery System of the World
Space patterns, regional disparities.
8. Quality of Life and Cooperation among States
United Nations and other international integrations, global, regional and local political organization.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
FELLMANN, J. D., M. D. Bjelland, A. Getis and J. Getis. Human Geography: Landscapes of Human Activities. 12th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2013.
ŠOTKOVSKÝ, I. (2012). Socioekonomická geografie: prostředí lidské činnosti. Ostrava: VŠB – TU Ostrava. ISBN 978-80-248-2624-0.
Recommended Reading:
FOUBERG, E., H., MURPHY, A., B., de BLIJ, H., J. Human Geography: People, Place, and Culture. 11th ed. New York: Wiley, 2015.

KNOX, P. L., MARSTON, S. A. Human Geography: Places and Regions in Global Context. 7th ed. London: Pearson Education, 2015.

RUBENSTEIN, James, M. The culture landscape: An Introduction to human geography: 12th ed. London: Pearson Education, 2016.
HAMPL, M. Geografická organizace společnosti v České republice: transformační procesy a jejich obecný kontext. Praha: Přírodovědecká fakulta UK, 2005.

TOUŠEK, Václav a kol. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, 2008.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
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