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


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Course code:
EGAALAA
Course title in Czech:
Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America in English
Course title in English: Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America in English
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:
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Language of instruction:
English
Course supervisor:
doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D.
Course supervising department: Department of Territorial Studies (FRDIS)
Faculty:
Teachers:
doc. Ing. Milan Palát, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites:
not Economic Geography of Asia, Africa and Latin America
 
Timetable in this semester:
Day
From-tillRoom
Field of study
Year of study
Teacher
Entry
FrequencyCapacity
Wednesday
9.00-12.50Z4 (ČP II.)
B-MTSA-MRSA
1
Lecture
Every week
30
Wednesday13.00-16.50
Z4 (ČP II.)
B-MTSA-MRSA
1
Lecture
Every week
30
 
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 some structural changes.
 
Course content:
1.
Introduction (allowance 2/2)
2.
Globalization and uneven economic development (allowance 4/4)
3.
Characteristics of developing coutries (allowance 2/2)
4.
Population geografy (allowance 2/2)
5.
Agricultural geografy (allowance 3/4)
6.Industrial geografy (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 method
Daily attendance
lecture28 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 testing10 h
preparation of presentation
16 h
writing of seminar paper
20 h
Total
168 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 typeDaily attendance
Total
0 %
 
Recomended reading and other learning resources:
Basic:
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.

Recommended:
SMITH, S. -- TODARO, M. Economic Development. Harlow: Pearson Education, 2009. 861 p. ISBN 978-1-4058-7424-3.
THIRLWALL, A P. Growth & development, with special reference to developing economies. 8th ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006. 685 p. ISBN 1-4039-9601-6.

Course listed in study plans for this semester:
Field of study B-ITSE-IDSE 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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