Ze0132 Geography of Population and Settlements

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 18:00–18:50 učebna 60, except Tue 25. 10.
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Ze0132/01: Thu 16:00–16:50 učebna 5, except Thu 27. 10., J. Lopuch
Ze0132/02: Thu 17:00–17:50 učebna 5, except Thu 27. 10., J. Lopuch
Ze0132/03: Mon 17:00–17:50 učebna 5, except Mon 24. 10., J. Lopuch
- Basic knowledge of the terms of social geography.
- Work with the selected school world atlas and atlas of the Czech Republic.
- Ability to work with ArcGIS, MS Office.
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 course consists of two separate disciplines of human geography - population geography and geography of settlements whose aim is to promote knowledge of the distribution of population and settlements in geographical space.
The aim is to gain basic knowledge of spatial distribution of population and settlement on Earth.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- find and use relevant data to analyze the distribution of inhabitants and settlements on Earth,
- explain basic approaches to the structure of the world population,
- use the information obtained in the subjects of regional geography of continents.
  • Population Geography
  • 1: Population development in history
  • 2: Population Structure
  • 3: Migration
  • 4: Mechanical movement of the population
  • 5: Anthropogenesis, demographic revolution
  • 6: Population distribution on Earth
  • Geography of settlements
  • 1: Basic concepts of geography of settlements
  • 2: Rural settlement
  • 3: Urban settlement
  • 4: Urbanization
  • 5: Geography of Brno
    not specified
  • ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Úvod do studia demografie. 1. vyd. Ostrava: Vysoká škola báňská - Technická univerzita Ostrava, 1996. 158 s. ISBN 8070783273. info
  • CHALUPA, Petr and Zdeňka TARABOVÁ. Vybrané kapitoly z demografie : (pro semináře a cvičení). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1991. 61 s. ISBN 802100343X. info
Teaching methods
Teaching will take the form of lectures - theoretical preparation of basic demographic and settlement terminology. The course also includes exercises.
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 11 points.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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