Z3090p Human Geography

Faculty of Science
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
4/0. 7 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Daniel Seidenglanz, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kristína Ďuratná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tomáš Kubíček (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Wed 14:00–15:50 A,01026, Thu 10:00–11:50 A,01026
Prerequisites (in Czech)
( NOW ( Z3090c Human Geography ) || Z3090c Human Geography ) && ( PROGRAM ( B - GEK ) || KREDITY_MIN ( 30 ))
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
Main objectives can be summarized as follows: to intermediate the first contact with the range of issues of human geography; to expose particular sub-disciplines through the problem-oriented approach; to motivate specialization of students later during their Bachelor's or Master's studies.
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes can be summarized as follows: competence to analyze basic human geographic phenomena and processes; competence to apply basic methods of human geographic research; competence to interpret basic results of human geographic research.
  • 1. The role of place and space in the social science.
  • 2. The nature of geographic phenomena. Geography within the system of sciences.
  • 3. Methods and techniques in geography.
  • 4. Concept of demographic transition. Contemporary demographic development.
  • 5. Agriculture in the world, commodities and foodstuff production.
  • 6. Energetic resources.
  • 7. Spatial changes of production. Fordism and flexible accumulation. Economic globalization.
  • 8. Transport and spatial interactions. Transportation modes. Transportation impacts.
  • 9. Spatial mobility and its forms.
  • 10. Urbanisation and settlement systems.
  • 11. Political geography and geopolitics.
  • 12. Cities and urban structure, city models
  • 13. Regionalization: concept of region
  • DE BLIJ, Harm Jan and Alexander B. MURPHY. Human geography : culture, society, and space. 7th ed. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. xii, 555. ISBN 0471441074. info
  • RUBENSTEIN, James M. The cultural landscape :an introduction human geography. 7th ed. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2002. xix, 517 s. ISBN 0-13-090821-5. info
  • HAGGETT, Peter. Geography : a global synthesis. 1st pub. Harlow: Prentice Hall, 2001. xxi, 833. ISBN 0582320305. info
Teaching methods
Teaching methods - lectures, class discussion. Teaching in the autumn semester 2020 will be implemented online.
Assessment methods
Written exam (test).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: studenti nemateřských oborů si mohou požádat prostřednictvím ISu o udělení výjimky
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2017, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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