Course: Human Geography II.

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Course title Human Geography II.
Course code KRRVS/MSEG2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Novák Václav, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Kopáček Miroslav, Ing.
  • Kačírek Petr, Ing.
Course content
1. Introduction - A brief summary of the study of the Socio-economic geography I and links on the subject. General features of geography of the world economy. 2. The European Space: development axis and regional differentiation of Europe. Europe's position in the global context. 3. Basic theoretical basis of modern concepts of rural areas. The concept of polycentrism of rural areas. 4. Specifics of demographic processes in the world and in Europe. Current migration streams. 5. The main problems related to migration in Europe and in the world (in relation to the labor market, segregation, political and economic problems of the contemporary world). 6. Process urbanization of European countries. Globalization and its impact on the transformation of cities, settlements and regional structures. 7. Cities as a ghetto. Social deprivation in an urban areas. Geography of social exclusion. 8. Geography of poverty. 9. Industrialization, deindustrialization, reindustrialisation. 10. Regional differentiation of investments. Geography of foreign direct investment. 11. Regional competitiveness and theoretical approaches. The competitiveness of European and Czech regions. 12th Geographical systems and risk processes in the context of global changes and European integration. 13th Geography of centers of tension in the world.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 52 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 52 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Students will continue to study Socio-Economic Geography from the bachelor's degree. The aim is to deepen students' knowledge in the fields of socio-economic geography.
Students will be able to work with patterns and context in real functioning socioeconomic system, including the interaction between nature, society and economic processes.

Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements: seminar work, the individual parts will be ordered and continuously checked in exercises. Exam: written test form with 20 questions. Markings: excellent - correctly answer min. 16 questions very well - correctly answer 14 to 15 questions well - correctly answer 12 to 13 questions Attendance at exercises is compulsory, optional lecture.
Recommended literature
  • BLAŽEK, Jiří a kol. Emerging regional innovation strategies in Central Europe: institutions and regional leadership in generating strategic outcomes. In: European Urban and Regional Studies. 2013, 20(2), s. 275-294, ISSN: 1461-7145. Dostupné z doi:10.1177/0969776411428651..
  • BLAŽEK, Jiří. Regionální inovační systémy a globální produkční sítě - dvojí optika na zdroje konkurenceschopnosti v současnem světě? In: Geografie. 2012, 117(2), s. 209-233. ISSN 1212-0014..
  • BLAŽEK, Jiří, UHLÍŘ, David. Teorie regionálního rozvoje. Praha: Karolinum, 2011. ISBN 8024619741..
  • HAMPL, Martin. Geografická organizace společnosti v České republice. Praha: PřF UK, 2005. ISBN 80-86746-02-X..
  • MACKINNON, Danny, CUMBERS, Andrew. An Introduction to Economic Geography: Globalization, Uneven Development and Place. New York: Pearson Education, 2007. ISBN 978-0273727279..
  • STANILOV, Kiril (ed.), SÝKORA, Luděk (ed.). Confronting Suburbanisation: Urban Decentralization in Post-Socialist Central and Eastern Europe. Chicester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. ISBN 978-1405185479..
  • SÝKORA, Luděk (ed.). Teoretické přístupy a vybrané problémy v současné geografii. Praha: PřF UK, 1993..
  • WOKOUN, René a kol. Konkurenceschopnost regionů Evropské unie a České republiky. Ústí nad Labem: UJEP, 2012. ISBN 978-80-7414-534-6..
  • WOKOUN, René a kol. Přímé zahraniční investice a regionální rozvoj. Praha: Nakladatelství Oeconomica, 2010. ISBN 978-80-245-1736-0..

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development and Public Administration (A) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Regional Development and Public Administration (B) Economy 1 Winter
Faculty of Social and Economic Studies Economics and Management (A) Economy 1 Winter