Ze0116 Geography of Productive Sector

Faculty of Education
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Jozef Lopuch (lecturer)
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Kateřina Brabcová
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Faculty of Education
Tue 12:00–12:50 učebna 5
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Ze0116/01: Tue 10:00–10:50 učebna 5a, J. Lopuch
Ze0116/02: Tue 11:00–11:50 učebna 5a, J. Lopuch
Ze0116/03: Tue 17:00–17:50 učebna 5a, J. Lopuch
Basic knowledge of social-geography concepts is assumed.
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
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to give a basic overview of the geography of agriculture and industry.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course the student will be able to understand the patterns of distribution of agricultural and industrial production, explain the positive and negative impacts of agriculture and industry in the countryside, use relevant data to analyze the evolution and status of agriculture and industry.
  • 1. Genesis and roots of social and economic geography, its position in the system of science, relation with other disciplines. Introduction to geography of agriculture.
  • 2. Localisation factors of agriculture.
  • 3. Agriculture in the world.
  • 4. Common Agricultural Policy of the EU.
  • 5. Impact of agriculture on environment. Other production branches (fishery and forestry). Hunger in the world.
  • 6. Introduction into geography of industry. Classification of industry. Evaluation of industry.
  • 7. Localisation factors of industry – genesis, development and present importance.
  • 8. Characteristics of industrial branches - extraction of raw materials, iron and steel industry, energetic.
  • 9. Characteristics of industrial branches - engineering, chemical, textile, food and wood industry.
  • 10. Other industrila branches.
  • 11. History of „modern“ industry – high tech.
    required literature
  • TOUŠEK, Václav, Josef KUNC and Jiří VYSTOUPIL. Ekonomická a sociální geografie. Plzeň: Vydavatelství a nakladatelství Aleš Čeněk, 2008. 411 s. ISBN 9788073801144. info
    not specified
  • Internetové stránky FAO.
  • Introducing human geographies. Edited by Paul J. Cloke - Phil Crang - Mark Goodwin. Third edition. London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014. xxviii, 10. ISBN 9781444135350. info
  • JÁČ, Ivan. Hospodářská geografie. Vyd. 3. Liberec: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2010. 98 s. ISBN 9788073725853. info
  • JÁČ, Ivan. Hospodářská geografie Evropské unie. Vyd. 9. dopl. V Liberci: Technická univerzita v Liberci, 2010. 90 s. ISBN 9788073726232. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation - lectures, discussion.
Individual work. Field work.
Assessment methods
Examination - written exam in the scope of assigned literature and lectures, and completion and submission of tutorial assignments. Exam is made of 20 questions (each for 1 point) and to pass the exam is needed at least 12 points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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