BPR_EKGE Economic Geography

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 6 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Tonev, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Ing. Markéta Chaloupková (seminar tutor)
Ing. Aneta Krajíčková (seminar tutor)
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Michaela Neumannová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Markéta Novotná, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Zdeněk Šilhan (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Petr Tonev, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Ing. Dominika Tóthová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. RNDr. Josef Kunc, Ph.D.
Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Contact Person: Ing. Iveta Suchomelová Vašíčková
Supplier department: Department of Regional Economics and Administration - Faculty of Economics and Administration
Tue 16:00–17:50 P101
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
BPR_EKGE/01: each even Monday 12:00–13:50 P403, M. Chaloupková, J. Kunc, P. Tonev, D. Tóthová
BPR_EKGE/02: each even Monday 14:00–15:50 P403, J. Kunc, P. Tonev
BPR_EKGE/03: each even Monday 16:00–17:50 P403, J. Kunc, P. Tonev
BPR_EKGE/04: each even Wednesday 14:00–15:50 P303, J. Kunc, P. Tonev
BPR_EKGE/05: each even Wednesday 16:00–17:50 P303, J. Kunc, P. Tonev
BPR_EKGE/06: each even Monday 18:00–19:50 P403, J. Kunc, P. Tonev
No special prerequisities are assigned for the subject.
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 the course is directly associated with
there are 9 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The knowledge gained in this course provides a thorough basis for spatial perception of socio-economic activities. Students will be gradually presented with: basic methods and techniques used in economic geography, classification of countries of the world according to their economic-geographic or political-geographic features, geography of population and settlement, geography of industry, agriculture, transport, communications, communications networks, services, trade and recreation.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
- define fundamental terms of the field of economic geography;
- analyse basic socioeconomic processes and phenomena;
- compare their differentiation;
- understand the relationship between the geographic aspects of countries or regions and the condition and development of their economy;
- calculate selected thematic exercises.
  • 1. Theory and methodology of the economic geography. Object, functions and development of the economic geography. History of geography. Recognition function of geography. Internal and specialization structuring of economic geography. Geographic informations, techniques and methods of their processing.
  • 2. - 4. Geography of population. Information base and methods of investigation. Development, distribution, dynamics a structure of population.
  • 5. Geography of settlements. Basic characteristics of settlement system. Rural settlements. Formation and development of towns. Function of towns. Urbanizations processes, settlement systems. Town and hinterland.
  • 6. Geography of trade and services. Significancy and role of the tertiary sphere. Localization a hierarchy of service and retail activities. Service regions. Territorial and commodity structure of the world trade.
  • 7. Regions, geographic regionalization. Regional geography. Regions, theory and structure of the region. Regionalization, methods of delimitating of regions.
  • 8. Geography of agriculture. Contribution of agriculture to world nutrition. World production, consumption and export of foodstuffs (vegetable and livestock production, fishery). Influence of natural and social economic factors to agriculture. Basic characteristics of recent world agriculture.
  • 9. Geography of industry. Significancy and role of the industry in world economy. Localization theory and localization factors in industry.
  • 10. - 11. Geographic methods of evaluation industry. Material base of industrial production. Sectoral structure of industry. Development and recent tendencies of world industrial production.
  • 12. Geography of transportation. Development of transportation. Impact of geographic factors on transportation. Classification and types of transportation. Recent trends in world transportation. Communications and telecommunications.
  • 13. Geography of tourism and recreation. Territorial organization of tourism. Economic role of tourism. International tourism. Recent problems and tendencies of tourism in the Czech Republic.
    recommended literature
  • KNOX, Paul L., John A. AGNEW and Linda MCCARTHY. The geography of the world economy. 5th ed. London: Hodder Education, 2008. vii, 464. ISBN 9780340948354. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, seminars, paper/presentations. The course is taught as both lectures (2 hours per week) and seminars (2 hours per 2 weeks).
Assessment methods
The written exam consists of numerical exercises and a multiple choice test. It is necessary to gain more than 60 % of overall assessment to pass the exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Přednášky jsou dostupné online a ze záznamu.
Information on course enrolment limitations: max. 30 cizích studentů; studenti geografických oborů Přírodovědecké fakulty si mohou předmět zapsat pouze před absolvováním obdobných předmětů na mateřské fakultě
Information about innovation of course.
This course has been innovated under the project "Inovace studia ekonomických disciplín v souladu s požadavky znalostní ekonomiky (CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0227)" which is cofinanced by the European Social Fond and the national budget of the Czech Republic.

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Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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