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 language of instruction: Ekonomická geografie Asie, Afriky a Latinské Ameriky
Course title in Czech: Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Course title in English: Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (6 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2012/2013
Name of lecturer: doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: not Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America in English
Aims of the course:
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 contents:
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 outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-Ability to work in international context
-Ability to work independently
-General knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Awareness and observing the aspects stemming from non-European national and cultural backgrounds
-Awareness of the developing world’s problems
-Understanding diversity of developing countries

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h
     practice26 h
     seminar4 h
     consultation12 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam40 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing10 h
     preparation of presentation16 h
     writing of seminar paper20 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).
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQEkonomická geografie Asie, Afriky a Latinské AmerikyBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2010978-80-7375-440-2
RQTOUŠEK, V. -- KUNC, J. -- VYSTOUPIL, J. et al.Ekonomická a sociální geografiePlzeňAleš Čeněk, vydavatelství a nakladatelství2008978-80-7380-114-4
REMACKINNON, D. -- CUMBERS, A.An introduction to economic geography: globalization, uneven development and placeHarlow [u.a.Pearson/Prentice Hall2007978-0-13-129316-8
RETODARO, M P. -- SMITH, S C.Economic developmentBostonAddison Wesley20030-201-77051-2


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