Course: Methods in Physical Geography

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Course title Methods in Physical Geography
Course code KGEO/P309
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Raška Pavel, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Semestral project - detailed geomorphological mapping of selected site. In theory-based lectures, the attention is devoted to: 1. Complex physical geography and geoecology; 2. Map sources and technological equipment I; 3. Map sources and technological equipment II; 4. Remote sensing of the Earth - data, methods, interpretation; 5. Graphical representation of physical-geographical data; 6. Quantitative methods; 7. Principles of field work I; 8. Principles of field work I; 9. Interpretation of field data, presentations.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
There are two basic aims of this course. The first is to offer the basic overview of methods and characteristics of possibilities of their application, the second is to develop practical activities of students. Students try to solve certain research tasks during this course. The accuracy, quality, interpretation, evaluation and identification of problems are emphasized. The geosystem concept is emphasized and parcial results are interpreted on relation to landscape and used for formulation of landscape potencial and its limits.


Assessment methods and criteria
Visiting the lectures and seminars. Semestral project.
Recommended literature
  • Bezvodová, B., Demek, J., Zeman, A. (1985): Metody kvartérně geologického a geomorfologického výzkumu. UJEP Brno; SPN, Praha, 207 s..
  • Buzek, L. (1979): Metody v geomorfologii. PF, Ostrava, 155 s..
  • Demek, J., Quitt, E., Raušer, J. (1976): Úvod do obecné fyzické geografie. Academia, Praha, 400 s..
  • Kunský, J., Louček, D., Sládek, J. (1959): Praktikum fyzického zeměpisu. NČSAV, Praha, 266 s..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Geography (A13) Geography courses 2 Winter