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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Environmental and Physical Geography - AB501075
Title: Environmental and Physical Geography
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:4
E-Credits: summer s.:4
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/1, C+Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Jurek Martin RNDr. Ph.D.
The course introduces basic concepts of physical geography, dealing with individual systems of the natural environment of the Earth and their mutual interactions. During the semester, basic geographical information from geomorphology, hydrology, climatology, pedogeography and biogeography will be provided and discussed synthetically in the context of environmental geography.
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Aim of the course

Students will be able to describe and explain the basic concepts of physical and environmental geography.

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Marsh, W. M., Grossa, J. (2004): Environmental Geography: Science, Land Use, and Earth Systems. 3rd Edition. Wiley.

Mason, J., Burt, J., Muller, P., de Blij, H. (2015). Physical Geography: The Global Environment. Oxford University Press.

Strahler, A. H. (2011): Introducing physical geography. Wiley.


Dessler, A. (2015). Introduction to Modern Climate Change. 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press.

Keller, E. A., DeVecchio, D. E. (2019). Natural Hazards: Earth's Processes as Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes. 5th Edition. Routledge.

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1. Introduction, course organisation

2. Environmental geography – definition, concept and subject of the study

3. Natural spheres of the Earth and system of their mutual connections and feedbacks

4. Terrain of the landmasses and its evolution, plate tectonics

5. Endogenic and exogenic geomorphic processes

6. Water on the Earth, hydrological cycle, hydrology of the oceans

7. Hydrology of landmasses, glaciology

8. Atmosphere, general circulation of the atmosphere, weather and climate

9. Climatic regions on the Earth

10. Soils and biota on the Earth

11. Relations between climate, soils and vegetation

12. Anthropogenic influence on the landscapes, global change

13. Current environmental issues

14. Final discussion

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Registration requirements


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Course completion requirements

All assignments from tutorials must be elaborated at an acceptable level in order to obtain credit. For the successful passing of the course, at least 50% of the available points in a written examination must be scored.

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