Course: Theory of region and settlement

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Course title Theory of region and settlement
Course code KRRVS/MTERE
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Šašek Miloslav, RNDr. CSc.
  • Novák Václav, RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Introduction Definitions, socioeconomic geography and regional development, the contribution of geographers and regional economists. 2. Methods and techniques of socio-economic geography Basic techniques, quantitative methods, sample research etc. 3. Theory of region Development of views on the concept of the region. The structure of the homogenous and heterogeneous regions. 4. Localization theory Its development and position in time, impacts. The theory of diffusion of innovation. Basic types, growth of innovation in time, innovative barrier. 5. Development and present political map of the world Become an object of study as part of the socio-economic geography, basic properties and characteristics of the state. 6. Population, urbanization processes Spatial population differentiation and general characteristics of territorial concentration of population. 7. Structure and basic elements of settlement Development of settlement structure, the influence of socio-economic and natural conditions on the formation of settlements. Classification of municipalities. 8. Origin and development of towns, functions of towns Creating a space settlement systems. Agglomeration, conurbation, and megalopolis. 9. Geography of Agriculture Patterns of spatial agriculture organization. Typology of the Czech countryside, problems of development in rural areas. 10th Geography of industry, location factors, differentiation and concentration of industrial production 11th Geography of transportation. Classification, spatial differentiation, conditioning factors. 12th Geography of services Trends in locating progressive Tertiary and KIBS. Geography of Tourism. 13th Integration, disintegration and globalization processes in the world today Dimensional view of the world economy and level of maturity. The European Union and its institutional basis, the EU institutions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 26 hours per semester
  • unspecified - 52 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basics of socio-economic geography, which consists of various sub-disciplines. Research methods of socio-economic geography will be taught.
After completing the course, students will be able to create a more complex analysis of the selected geographic area (verbally and in writing), ie. describe geographical space through specialized techniques and language.

Assessment methods and criteria
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 a lecture optional.
Recommended literature

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 Business Administration and Management (C) Economy 2 Winter