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Selected Chapters from Physical and Human Geography of Czechia - MZ300E004
Title: Selected Chapters from Physical and Human Geography of Czechia
Guaranteed by: Geography Section (31-301)
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Actual: from 2017
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 10
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D.
RNDr. Jiří Vágner, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : MZ300B01
Is incompatible with: MZ300B01
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Annotation
The course provides basic information about selected problems surveyed by geographers in Czechia. The introductory lesson deals with landscape protection - the species and territorial protection. The next lecture gives the information about geological and geomorphological conditions in the Czech Republic, which is followed by pedogeographical overview in the next seminar. Weather and climate extremes and their meteorological causes are discussed later on. Next two seminars are focused on hydrology and hydrogeography of the Czech Republic including the sources of pollution and the development of water quality in the context of the political changes in the Central Europe.
Human geography part of the course is based on the social and economic geography topics - agriculture and industry, tertiary sector, tourism. Suburbanization process is under discussion, as well as international migration, in the European context. The final seminar consists of the students' papers presentation - essays or short surveys on selected topics, which were worked out under the tutorship of the participant teachers.
Last update: Vágner Jiří, RNDr., Ph.D. (03.10.2014)
Requirements to the exam

Requirements:

  • written work with bibliographic search - 15 pages and PowerPoint presentation at the final seminar (10 min - 8-10 slides);
  • topics must be chosen by the 3rd lecture after discussion with the supervisor
  • at least 3 reviews of relevant literature must be presented to the supervisor till the 7th lecture (2 pages)
  • ¾ presence at the lectures

Reward: 10 ECTS, grade

Last update: Vágner Jiří, RNDr., Ph.D. (03.10.2014)
Syllabus

Selected Chapters from Physical and Human Geography of Czechia

Course for ERASMUS students: autumn term 2014

Room: G2

Time: Tuesday, 12:20; first lecture on 7th October 2014

Requirements:

  • written work with bibliographic search - 15 pages and PowerPoint presentation at the final seminar (10 min - 8-10 slides);
  • topics must be chosen by the 3rd lecture after discussion with the supervisor
  • at least 3 reviews of relevant literature must be presented to the supervisor till the 7th lecture (2 pages)
  • ¾ presence at the lectures

Reward: 10 ECTS, grade

 

Contact:

RNDr. Dagmar Chalupová, Ph.D. (dada@natur.cuni.cz)

RNDr. Jiří Vágner, Ph.D. (vagner@natur.cuni.cz)

 

Annotation:

     The course provides basic information about selected problems surveyed by geographers in Czechia. The introductory lesson deals with landscape protection - the species and territorial protection. The next lecture gives the information about geological and geomorphological conditions in the Czech Republic, which is followed by pedogeographical overview in the next seminar. Weather and climate extremes and their meteorological causes are discussed later on. Next two seminars are focused on hydrology and hydrogeography of the Czech Republic including the sources of pollution and the development of water quality in the context of the political changes in the Central Europe.

      Human geography part of the course is based on the social and economic geography topics - agriculture and industry, tertiary sector, tourism. Suburbanization process is under discussion, as well as international migration, in the European context. The final seminar consists of the students' papers presentation - essays or short surveys on selected topics, which were worked out under the tutorship of the participant teachers.

 

Time schedule of lectures

1)     7.10.  Nature and landscape protection (Lipský)

2)   14.10   Geological and geomorphological settings, development and resources (Hartvich)

3)   21.10.   Hydrology (Chalupová)  28.10.

4)     4.11.   Weather and climate (Müller)

5)   11.11    Pedogeography (Chuman)

6)   18.11.   Tertiary sector - services, retailing, tourism (Spilková, Vágner)  

7)   25.11.   Agriculture and rural space of Czechia (Bičík, Perlín)

8)     2.12.   Suburbanization process (Ouředníček)                        

9)     9.12.   International migration in the European context (Drbohlav)

10) 16.12.   Socioeconomic and industrial geography (Kopačka))                         

11)     6.1.   Presentation of students´work and discussion (Dagmar Chalupová, Jiří Vágner et al.)

 

 

Literature:

 

Atlas krajiny České republiky / Landscape Atlas of the Czech Republic (2009).

 

Praha, MŽP ČR / VÚKOZ.

 

BIČÍK, I., JANČÁK, V. (2003): The changes of rural space in Czechia in the period transformation (1990-2005). Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geographica, 1, UK, pp.

 

DRBOHLAV, D. (2012): Patterns of Immigration in the Czech Republic, Hungary  and Poland; A Comparative Perspective. In: European Immigrations; Trends, Structures and Policy Implications, M. Okolski (ed.). Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press (IMISCOE Research), pp. 179-209.

 

DRBOHLAV, D., ČERMÁK, Z. (1998): International migrants in Central European Cities. In: Enyedi, Gy. ed.: Social Change and Urban Restructuring in Central Europe. Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, pp. 87-107.

 

KOPAČKA, L. (2004): Convergence and Divergence Trends in Czech Economy Before and After the Geopolitical Break in 1989. European Spatial Research and Policy, 11 (1): 31-60.

 

KOPAČKA, L. (2002): Energy, Economy, and Environment in the Czech Republic. Geografie - Sborník ČGS, 107 (2): 139-155.

 

OUŘEDNÍČEK, M. (2007): Differential suburban development in Prague Urban Region. Geografiska Annaler: Human Geography, 89B (2): 111-125.

 

OUŘEDNÍČEK, M., TEMELOVÁ, J. (2009): Twenty years after socialism: the transformation of Prague´s inner structure. Studia Sociologia, 54 (1): 9-30.

 

OUŘEDNÍČEK, M., TEMELOVÁ, J., POSPÍŠILOVÁ, L. eds. (2011): Atlas of Socio-spatial Differentiation of the Czech Republic. Karolinum Press, Prague.

 

PERLÍN R, KULDOVÁ S. (2008): Typology of rural areas, Countryside-our world, Czech University od Life Sciences , Prague, pp.487-510.

VÁGNER, J., MÜLLER, D., FIALOVÁ, D. (2011): Second Home Tourism in the Central-European and in the Nordic Countries: A Comparison of Czechia and Sweden. Geografie, 1, 2011.

 

 

 

 

Last update: Vágner Jiří, RNDr., Ph.D. (22.10.2014)
 
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