Z4044 Urban geography

Faculty of Science
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Ondřej Mulíček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Radim Lískovec (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
Tue 14:00–15:50 Z6,02006
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
Z4044/01: Tue 16:00–16:50 Z5,02004, R. Lískovec
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 12/20, only registered: 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Subject is focused on geographical exploration of urban issues. It gives an overview of urban theories and concepts, studies the urban development and provides the methods and techniques of urban analyses.
Learning outcomes
After completing the subject the student has:
- overview of the theoretical approaches to urban studies and urban structures
- understands urban development
- is familiar with the methods and procedures of urban research
  • 1. Introduction to the urban geography, subject, development, approaches 2. Origin of cities, pre-industrial city - concepts&structures 3. Cities and industrial revolution, industrial city 4. Social ecology of the city 5. Post-industrial city - approaches, concepts and issues 6. Socialist city - spatial processes&structures 7. Post-socialist city - spatial transformation 8. Global city
  • The urban geography reader. Edited by Nicholas R. Fyfe - Judith T. Kenny. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 2005. xii, 404. ISBN 0415307023. info
  • PACIONE, Michael. Urban geography : a global perspective. London: Routledge, 2001. xliii, 663. ISBN 0-415-19195-5. info
  • A companion to the city. Edited by Gary Bridge - Sophie Watson. 1st publ. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 2000. xiv, 640 s. ISBN 0-631-21052-0. info
  • CADWALLADER, Martin. Urban geography :an analytical approach. New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1996. ix, 406 s. ISBN 0-13-341637-2. info
  • KNOX, Paul L. Urban social geography : an introduction. 3rd ed. Essex: Longman, 1996. x, 350. ISBN 0582229375. info
  • MUSIL, Jiří. Sociologie soudobého města. Vyd. 1. Praha: Nakladatelství Svoboda, 1967. 320 s. info
Teaching methods
lectures, team work and class discussions, homework and readings
Assessment methods
colloquium (oral form), considering independent work during lessons
Present form: colloquium (oral form) - discussion
Distant form: colloquium (oral form) via MS Teams - discussion
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught once in two years.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2008 - for the purpose of the accreditation, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, spring 2012 - acreditation, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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