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Course, academic year 2021/2022
  
Social and Economic Geography - AB501076
Title: Social and Economic Geography
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Actual: from 2021
Semester: winter
Points: winter s.:4
E-Credits: winter s.:4
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/1 C+Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited / unlimited (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
For type: Bachelor's
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Annotation
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)
The course provides a basic overview of the field of socio-economic geography. Its syllabus consists of basic topics of socio-geographical sub-fields (sectors of the economy, population, cities, technology, also internet). The conclusion of the course is focused on the geography of the Czech Republic and the Central Bohemian metropolitan area with the Capital City of Prague. Cartographic methods and geoinformation systems are not left out too. Exercises are devoted to deepening the knowledge and ability of students to search for information in individual topics
Literature
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)

GREGORY, Derek (2009): Dictionary of Human Geography. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, 1072 p. ISBN 978-1405132886

BARNEY, Wharf (2020): Geographies of the Internet. N.Y.: Routledge. 382 p. ISBN 978-0367420420

SMIL, Václav, 2019. Growth. Cambridge: MIT Press. ISBN 9780262042833

Syllabus
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)

1) Introduction to social, economic and regional geography, research methods and techniques, quantitative methods, basic data sources

2) Cartographic methods of expression of socio-geographical phenomena, thematic cartography, geographical information systems, spatial analysis of phenomena

3) Population geography - structure, spatial differentiation, development of world population, natural and mechanical movement of population, incl. geography of religion and culture

4) Settlement geography - cities as engines of innovation and economy, urbanization process, megalopolis, agglomerations, conurbations, metropolitan area, urbanized areas, world cities and trends

5) Agricultural geopgrahy (and geography of animal production and minerals), spatial differentiation, long-term development

6) Industrial geography (incl. energy, waste management), localization factors and concentrations of industrial production, production districts, clusters, learning regions, industrial zones

7) Transport geography, accessibility, spatial differentiation, transport as a localization factor

8) Geography of service industries, retail, tourism and social services

9) Geography of banking and finance, capital and global economy, multinational companies, global production networks

10) Geography of information sector and science, universities, world and continental scientific research centers and technological-organizational know-how

11) Geography of Internet

12) Socio-economic geography of the Czech Republic I.

13) Socio-economic geography of the Czech Republic II.

14) Socioeconomic geography of the Capital city of Prague and the Central Bohemian Region

Course completion requirements
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D. (07.12.2020)

Credit will be awarded for gaining at least 2/3 points from written tests, based on knowledge and ability to search for information. The course ends with an oral exam.

 
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