Ze0163 Regional Geography of America, Australia, Oceania and Polar Regions

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
RNDr. Hana Svobodová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Truhlářová (seminar tutor)
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
Basic knowledge of physical and 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
The aim of the subject is to give an idea of America and Australia as a functioning system of regional units and different dimensions of a hierarchical classification based on natural and corresponding economic and social parameters.
Learning outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able understand regional specifics of these continents, to compose information, factual and localized information into their context.
  • 1. Identifying and defining of the region
  • 2. Physical-geographical characteristics (geology, climate, hydrology, biogegraphy)
  • 3. Social-geogrphical characteristics (demography, economy, intergation)
  • 4. Regionalisation of the areas and complex characteristics of subregions and countries (Canada; USA; Mexico; Carribean area; Brasilia; Venezuela; Columbia; Argentina, etc).
  • 1. Physical-geographical characteristics (geology, climate, hydrology, biogegraphy)
  • 2. Social-geographical characteristics (demography, economy, intergation)
  • Regionalisation of the area (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia)
  • 1. Arctic
  • 2. Antarctica
    required literature
  • Školní atlas světa. Edited by Eva Klímová - Ivan Bičík - Milan Holeček - Vít Štěpánek - Ví. 4. vydání. Praha: Kartografie Praha, 2017. 1 atlas. ISBN 9788073933999. info
    recommended literature
  • Učebnice pro ZŠ různých nakladatelství (FRAUS, Nakladateství ČGS, Nová škola).
  • Regionální geografie Ameriky pro studenty učitelství zeměpisu pro ZŠ http://www.pf.jcu.cz/stru/katedry/z/vyuka/reg-ucebnice/
  • Geografie Latinské Ameriky: http://rgla.upol.cz/
  • WEATHERLY, David, Nicholas SHEEHAN and Rebecca KITCHEN. Geographical enquiry. First edition. Glasgow: Collins, 2014. 128 stran. ISBN 9780007411030. info
Teaching methods
Teoretical preparation, group excercises, discussion
Assessment methods
Elaboration and presentation of requested work (presentations, lesson prepartion, evaluation of textbooks, etc.). Written / oral examination. The written exam consists of 12 open-ended questions rated 12 by points. It is necessary to obtain min. 7 points for successful completion. Written test may be replaced by an oral examination.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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