Course syllabus EGO - Economic Geography (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: EGO
Course title in language of instruction: Ekonomická geografie
Course title in Czech: Economic Geography
Course title in English: Economic Geography
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: master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: Mgr. Petr Klusáček, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Mgr. Ondřej Konečný, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Krejčí (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
On the bases of general cognition of economic geography, of its factual account and its methods the students should acquire ability of retrieval new concrete findings about discussed theme and ability of their synthesis in the complex territorial framework of evolutionary relationship partial natural and spheres.
Course contents:
1.Economic geography in general (allowance 4/4)
a.Economic geography as scientific discipline
b.Methods of economic geography
c.Database of economic geography
d.Processing of database of economic geography
e.Nongeographic and geographic classification of economic activities

2.Geographical aspects of manifestations of geographic regularities (allowance 4/4)
a.Territorial development of economy and its reflection in the development of economics and economic geography
b.Interaction between landscape sphere and economic-geographical subsphere
c.Geographical aspects of natural and social conditions of economy
d.Geographical aspects of influence of economy on natural and social spheres

3.Sectoral and complex economic geography (allowance 12/12)
a.Geography of plant and animal production
b.Geography of mining industry
c.Geography of power industry
d.Geography of manufacturing industry
e.Geography of waste economy
f.Geography of transport, communication and information
g.Geography of tertiary services, trade and finances
h.Geography of social services
i.Complex economic geography

4.Regional economic geography, synthesis and prognosis (allowance 8/8)
a.Economic-geographic regionalization
b.Geography of regional economy
c.Geography of word economy, poles and zones of development and synergetic effects
d.Economic-geographic aspects of globalization and economic integration
e.Economic geography of Czech republic
f.Economic-geographic projections and prognosis
g.Economic-geographic synthesis and applications

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-Ability to analyse and synthesize
-Ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-General knowledge
-Professional knowledge
-Skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to consider economic issues in general context
-Ability to consider economic phenomena and processes from the viewpoint of rules of territorial differentation and integration of geographical sphere
-Analyze regional problems.
-Assess regional differences and possibilities to influence international inequalities

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
     lecture36 h
     practice12 h
     preparation for exam35 h
     preparation of presentation4 h
     elaboration of reports25 h
Total112 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
RQBIČÍK, I.Školní atlas dnešního světaPrahaTerra200180-902282-2-4
RQTOUŠEK, V. -- KUNC, J. -- VYSTOUPIL, J. et al.Ekonomická a sociální geografiePlzeňAleš Čeněk, vydavatelství a nakladatelství2008978-80-7380-114-4
RQKONEČNÝ, O.Ekonomická geografie: proměny v globální ekonomice a průmysluBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2013978-80-7375-798-4
RECLARK, G L. -- FELDMAN, M P. -- GERTLER, M S. et al.The Oxford handbook of economic geographyOxford [u.a.Oxford Univ. Press2009978-0-19-925083-7
REGlobal shift: reshaping the global economic map in the 21st centuryLondonSage Publications20030-7619-7150-5
REKNOX, P L. -- AGNEW, J A. -- MCCARTHY, L.The geography of the world economyLondonHodder Education2008978-0-340-94835-4


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