Course detail


FAST-GE55Acad. year: 2017/2018

Landscape field its structure and development during time. Basic shapes of Earth’s relief and processes and their modulation. Climate making factors, climate influence on development of relief, soil and vegetation. Weather. Water and its role in physical-geographic field. Karst areas and their development. Foundations of socio economic geography. Geographic incidence on Earth movement. Modern methods of geographic research. Summary regional geography of the world, continents and the Czech Republic. Geographic approach to creations of topographic and theme cartographic works.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Students will manage theoretical basics of landscape sphere studies and their single components against background of ecology and environmental protection problems. They will refresh their region-geographic knowledge of single world continents and Czech republic as well in context of contemporary social and political situation.


Knowledge of geography on level of secondary school.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

NETOPIL, Rostislav: Hydrologie pevnin. Praha: Academia, 1972. (CS)
DEMEK, Jaromír, QUITT, Evžen, RAUŠER, Jaroslav: Úvod do obecné fyzické geografie. Praha: Academia, 1975. (CS)
BRÁZDIL, R. a kol.: Úvod do studia planety Země. Praha: SPN, 1988. (CS)
kolektiv: Anatomie Země. Albatros, 1995. (CS)
HRALA, Václav, KAŠPAR, Václav, VITVAROVÁ, Irina: Geografie světového hospodářství. Praha: VŠE, 1996. (CS)
BIČÍK, Ivan a kol.: Regionální zeměpis světadílů. Praha: ČGS, 2007. (CS)
BIČÍK, Ivan a kol.: Makroregiony světa. Praha: ČGS, 2010. (CS)
BLIJ, Harm J. De, MURPHY, Alexander B.: Human Geography - Culture, Society and Space. New York: Wiley, 2003. (EN)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Geospheres.
2. Planetary geography.
3. Georelief development.
4. Climate factors.
5. Weather.
6. Fundamentals of hydrology and hydrography.
7. World plant bands.
8. Demographic mobility of population.
9. Regional geography of Asia.
10.Regional geography of Africa,Australia.
11.Regional geography of Europe.
12.Regional geography of the Czech republic.
13.Actual methods of geographical research


Extension of knowledge technical focussed students of natural and social processes having influnce to form landscape. Improvement of region knowledge of sudents.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 3. year of study, summer semester, 2 credits, optional

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

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