BPR_EKGE Economic Geography

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Novotná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Tonev, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Markéta Novotná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Tonev, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Mgr. Kateřina Důbravová (assistant)
Ing. Filip Emmer (assistant)
Ing. Klára Charvátová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics – Faculty of Economics and Administration
No special prerequisities are assigned for the subject.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The knowledge provided by completing the subject of economic and applied geography forms the basis for the general concept and perception of global or macro-regional spatial, socio-demographic, economic, environmental, and geopolitical activities related to human society. The student will be gradually introduced to: with selected global challenges of the world in the form of population growth, population aging, migration flows, urbanization processes and settlement systems, regional processes and regional structures, industry and technological innovation, environment and quality of life, sustainable tourism, transport and mobility, retail, geopolitical inequalities and the development of economic challenges.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- select and describe the basic global problems of mankind;
- name and analyze selected spatial, socio-economic, environmental, geopolitical and other processes and phenomena;
- evaluate and present the causes of selected global phenomena and processes;
- understand the relationship between the spatial aspects of macro-regions and the world and the state and development of their society, economy, environment, etc.
  • 1. Introductory introduction to the subject; Selected global problems of the world.
  • 2. Population growth, population aging.
  • 3. European migration crisis.
  • 4. Industry, energy, technological innovation and online economy.
  • 5. Environment, quality of life and ecological disasters.
  • 6. (Sustainable) tourism.
  • 7. Transport and mobility.
  • 8. World trade marks and retail.
  • 9. Global inequalities, political and military conflicts.
  • 10. Theory and structure of regions, regionalization and regionalization processes.
  • 11. Settlements, urbanization processes, spatial settlement systems.
  • 12. World economic crises, future economic development.
    recommended literature
  • KNOX, Paul L., John A. AGNEW and Linda MCCARTHY. The geography of the world economy. 6th ed. New York [N.Y.]: Routledge, 2014, xv, 479. ISBN 9781444184709. info
  • KOVÁŘOVÁ, Eva. Globalizace a globální problémy : vybraná témata a souvislosti. 1. vydání. Ostrava: VŠB-TU Ostrava, 2019, x, 143. ISBN 9788024842844. info
  • DICKEN, Peter. Global shift : mapping the changing contours of the world economy. 7th ed. London: Sage, 2015, xxix, 618. ISBN 9781446282106. info
  • Diercke international atlas : geography, history, economics, politics, sciences. Braunschweig: Westermann Bildungmedien Verlag, GmbH, 2021, 1 atlas. ISBN 9783141008906. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars - presentations, and discussion. The course is taught as both lectures (2 hours per week) and discussion seminars (2 hours per 2 weeks).
Assessment methods
Exam requirements: participation in seminars and submission of required assignments. The written exam consists of closed test questions. The minimum to pass the exam is to achieve 50% of points from the test and another minimum number of points obtained for the activity in seminars.
If the student enrolls in the course during his/her trip abroad (e.g., Erasmus), he/she must prepare a seminar paper of the required quality assigned by the teacher and demonstrate knowledge of theoretical contexts in order to sign up for the exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Přednášky jsou dostupné online a ze záznamu.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 30 cizích studentů; studenti geografických oborů Přírodovědecké fakulty si mohou předmět zapsat pouze před absolvováním obdobných předmětů na mateřské fakultě
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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