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Course, academic year 2023/2024
Social and Economic Geography - AB501076
Title: Social and Economic Geography
Guaranteed by: Department of Economics and Management (837)
Faculty: Central University Departments of UCT Prague
Actual: from 2021 to 2023
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 [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: Hudeček Tomáš doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
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
Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (07.12.2020)

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

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

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

Last update: Scholleová Hana (16.12.2021)

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

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (07.12.2020)
Course completion requirements

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.

Last update: Hudeček Tomáš (07.12.2020)