Ze0121 Geography of Nonproductive Sector

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2022
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 8:00–8:50 učebna 5, except Tue 25. 10.
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Ze0121/01: Thu 12:00–12:50 učebna 5, except Thu 27. 10., H. Svobodová
Ze0121/02: Mon 12:00–12:50 učebna 57, except Mon 24. 10., H. Svobodová
Knowledge of basic concepts of socio-economic geography 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
There is currently a worldwide economic, transportation and communication systems. Students should get basic information about these systems, their locational factors including changes in  time.
Learning outcomes
After a course the student will be able to:
- Use and on examples demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of geography of trade, transport and tourism.
- Explain and use examples to demonstrate knowledge of the patterns of spatial distribution of trade on a local, regional and global levels and their evolution in time.
- Explain and use examples to demonstrate knowledge of the patterns of spatial distribution of traffic on the local, regional and global levels and their evolution over time. Describe geographic transport systems.
- Explain and demonstrate examples of their own surroundings - positive and negative impacts of development services, transport and tourism on the landscape.
- Use relevant data for analysis of services, transport and tourism development - locally and globally.
- Evaluate the formulation of expected outcomes in FEP in terms of geography of non-productive sector.
- Assess the content of textbooks, which relate to the thematic unit.
  • 1. Geography of nonproductive sphere and its position in the system of geographical sciences.
  • 2. Geography of services and trade.
  • 3. Geography of transport.
  • 4. Geography of tourism.
  • Students work out assigned exercises at the seminar
    not specified
  • 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
  • GALVASOVÁ, Iva, Jan BINEK, Jan HOLEČEK, Kateřina CHABIČOVSKÁ and Zdeněk SZCZYRBA. Průmysl cestovního ruchu. 1.vyd. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR, 2008. 264 pp. ISBN 978-80-87147-06-1. URL info
  • VYSTOUPIL, Jiří, Andrea HOLEŠINSKÁ, Josef KUNC, Jaroslav MARYÁŠ, Daniel SEIDENGLANZ, Martin ŠAUER, Petr TONEV and Milan VITURKA. Atlas cestovního ruchu České republiky (Tourism Atlas of the Czech Republic). 1st ed. Praha: Ministerstvo pro místní rozvoj ČR, 2006. 156 pp. ISBN 80-239-7256-1. info
  • SZCZYRBA, Zdeněk. Geografie obchodu : se zaměřením na současné trendy v maloobchodě. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2006. 90 s. ISBN 8024414538. info
  • BRINKE, Josef. Úvod do geografie dopravy. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1999. 112 s. ISBN 8071849235. info
  • MIRVALD, Stanislav. Geografie dopravy. Vyd. 1. Plzeň: Západočeská univerzita, 1993. 80 s. ISBN 80-7043-084-2. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical preparation - lectures. Discussion.
Processing of protocols. Field work.
Assessment methods
Handing on protocols in time and in adequate quality. Without submitting protocols it is not possible to pass the exam. Final written exam usually consists of 12 open-ended questions rated with 12 points. It is necessary to gain at least 7 points for successful completion of an exam. Written test may be replaced by an oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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