Course syllabus SIS - Residential Structures (FRDIS - SS 2013/2014)

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Course code: SIS
Course title in language of instruction: Sídelní struktury
Course title in Czech: Residential Structures
Course title in English: Residential Structures
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (4 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/1 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor
Semester: SS 2013/2014
Name of lecturer: PhDr. Dana Hübelová, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
On the bases of general cognition of sciences about residential structures, their factual account and their methods the students should acquire ability of retrieval new concrete findings about discussed theme and ability of their synthesis in the complex framework of evolutionary relationship partial natural and spheres.
Course contents:
1.Geography of settlement and the other scientific disciplines dealing with residences in general (allowance 2/1)
a.Geography of settlement and the other scientific disciplines dealing with residences
b.Settlement database
c.Methods of processing and representation of set-tlement database

2.Territorial aspects of genesis, development and spreading of settlements (allowance 2/1)
a.Territorial aspects of genesis, development and spreading of settlements

3.Types of settlements in territorial differentiation (allowance 6/3)
a.Basic and chosen classifications of residences
b.Rural settlements
c.Indeterminate settlements
d.Urban settlements
e.Conversion of settlements

4.Structure of settlement (allowance 6/3)
a.Town and its hinterland
b.Central place theory
c.Hierarchy of settlements and catchment areas
d.Zipf's law
e.Settlement systems and their dynamics

5.Urbanization and the other issues of the geography of settlement (allowance 4/2)
a.Process of urbanization
b.Settlements and territorial administration
c.Settlement projections and prognosis
d.Chosen problems of the geography of settlement

6.Settlement regionalization of the world and the regional overview of residential structures (allowance 8/4)
a.Residential structure of Czech republic
b.Residential structures of Europe and the Asian part of Russian federation
c.Residential structures of Asia (without the Asian part of Russian federation)
d.Residential structures of Africa
e.Residential structures of America
f.Residential structure of Australia and Oceania
g.Characterization of the chosen settlements of the world and Czech republic

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to understand foreign cultures and customes
-professional knowledge
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to manage and organize communities, associations of municipalities and local authorities.
-Conceptual answers to issues of development in economic, economic-political, environmental and social context
-Formulate proposals of problem solutions in a region
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solution to eliminate problems at municipal level.
-Prepare and evaluate proposals for solution to eliminate regional disparities in general context
-Skills associated with obtaining and processing information about the regions.

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
     practice14 h
     consultation10 h
     public presentation (oral)2 h
     preparation for exam26 h
     preparation for regular assessment10 h
     preparation for regular testing8 h
     preparation of presentation6 h
     writing of seminar paper8 h
Total112 h
Assessment methods:
A credit obtained on the basis of elaborated reports and seminar work, written and oral examination (4 credits)
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQCHALUPA, P. -- HÜBELOVÁ, D.Sídelní struktury v přehledu a cvičeníchBrnoMendelova univerzita v Brně2011978-80-7375-506-5
RQCHALUPA, P. -- TARABOVÁ, Z.Geografie obyvatelstva, demografie, geografie sídelMasarykova univerzita1990
RQTOUŠEK, V. -- KUNC, J. -- VYSTOUPIL, J. et al.Ekonomická a sociální geografiePlzeňAleš Čeněk, vydavatelství a nakladatelství2008978-80-7380-114-4
REBrychtová, Š., Fňukal, M.: Socioekonomická geografie I.: Geografie obyvatelstva, geografie sídel. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2007. 127 s. ISBN: 978-80-7194-997-8
RECater, J., Jones, T. (eds.): Social Geography. London: Edward Arnold, 1989
REDoberský, J.: Geografie sídel. Praha, 1958
REHoggart, K., Green, D.R. (eds.): London: A New Metropolitan Geography. London: Edward Arnold, 1991
REChalupa, P.: Geografie obyvatelstva a sídel v přehledu a cvičeních. Brno: PedF MU, Brno, 1992
REJohnston, R. J. (ed.) (1994): The Dictionary of Human Geography, Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers
REKing, A. D.: Global Cities. London: Routledge, 1990
RESavitch, H. V.: Post-lndustrial Cities. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1988
RESmith, S.: Urban Geography in a Changing World. In Gregory, D., Martin, R., Smith, G. (eds.): Human Geography, , London: Macmillan, 1994
RESýkora, L. (ed.): Transformace současných měst. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1994


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