Course syllabus EGAALA - Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America (FRDIS - SS 2012/2013)


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Course code:
EGAALA
Course title in Czech:
Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Course title in English:
Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Semester:
SS 2012/2013
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
Mode of delivery and timetabled classes:
full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Level of course:
bachelor
Course type:
required
Type of delivery:
usual, consulting
Mode of delivery for our mobility students abroad: -- item not defined --
Language of instruction:
Czech
Course supervisor: doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D.
Course supervising department:
Faculty: Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:
not Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America in English
 
Timetable in this semester:
DayFrom-till
Room
TeacherEntry
Frequency
Capacity
Monday
9.00-10.50Z9 (ČP II.)M. Palát
Seminar
Every week30
Monday
11.00-12.50Z9 (ČP II.)M. PalátSeminar
Every week
30
Monday
13.00-14.50
Z9 (ČP II.)
Seminar
Every week
30
Monday15.00-16.50Aula (ČP II.)Lecture
Every week
180
 
Aim of the course and learning outcomes:
The aim of the course is to provide students with basic knowledge of social-economic development of developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Additionally, students will compare the situation in chosen developing countries and evaluate their economic maturity as a consequence of structural changes.
 
Course content:
1.Introduction (allowance 2/2)
 
a.
Basic terminology
b.Historical development of the branch, actual approaches
c.
Key questions

2.
Globalization and uneven economic development (allowance 4/4)
3.
Characteristics of developing coutries (allowance 2/2)
4.
Population geography (allowance 2/2)
5.
Agricultural geography (allowance 3/4)
6.
Industrial geography (allowance 3/2)
7.
Economic geography of Asia (allowance 4/4)
8.
Economic geography of Africa (allowance 4/4)
9.
Economic geography of Latin America (allowance 4/4)
Learning activities and teaching methods:
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
lecture
28 h
practice
26 h
seminar
4 h
consultation
12 h
public presentation (oral)2 h
preparation for exam
40 h
preparation for regular assessment
10 h
preparation for regular testing
10 h
preparation of presentation
16 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
Total168 h
 
Assessment methods:
Fulfillment of conditions for credit (obligatory attendance in seminars, seminar paper submission and its presentation) individually or in seminar groups. Written and oral exam. For participation in oral exam, written exam must be fulfilled at least 60 %. Total grade results from both parts of the exam (written and oral).
 
Assessment criteria ratio:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
Ekonomická geografie Asie, Afriky a Latinské Ameriky. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova univerzita v Brně, 2010. 161 p. ISBN 978-80-7375-440-2.
TOUŠEK, V. -- KUNC, J. -- VYSTOUPIL, J. et al. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Aleš Čeněk, vydavatelství a nakladatelství, 2008. 411 p. ISBN 978-80-7380-114-4.

Recommended:
MACKINNON, D. -- CUMBERS, A. An introduction to economic geography: globalization, uneven development and place. Harlow [u.a.: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007. 354 p. ISBN 978-0-13-129316-8.
TODARO, M P. -- SMITH, S C. Economic development. 8th ed. Boston: Addison Wesley, 2003. 829 p. The Addison-Wesley series in economics. ISBN 0-201-77051-2.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITS-IDSA International Development Studies, full-time form, initial period WS 2012/2013
 
Course listed in previous semesters:
Teaching place:
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Last modification made by Bc. Vít Karber on 02/27/2013.

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