118-0311/02 – Geography of Europe (GEOEVR)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits2
Subject guarantorRNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorRNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2003/2004Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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S1O70 RNDr. Ivan Šotkovský, Ph.D.
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Full-time Credit 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

The main goal of the subject “Geography of the Europe” is to learn the students to criticize of the Europe maturity on the world scale. They obtain the acquirement to value natural, social and economic characteristics of the Europe continent. They acquaint with living standard European countries, they be able to compare this differences not only on the European scale. Students will be more acquaint with geographic and social characters of the Czech Republic and European Union.

Teaching methods



1. Basic knowledge of geographical science. Geographical approaches and spatial arrangement. 2. State-forming process and geopolitical situation of Europe. 3. Europe as an economically powerful complex interconnected space. General characteristics of the European continent. 4. Natural characteristics of the European continent. 5. Evaluation of European social development. 6. Economic environment and level of European development. 7. Macro-regions of European states with developed market economy. 8. Macro-regions of Eastern and Central Europe. 9. The Czech Republic and the European Economic Area. 10. Position and development possibilities of the European continent. 11. Differences in the level of maturity of European countries, availability of geospatial data. 12. Cooperation of European states on security and economic development issues. 13. Problems of contemporary Europe from the point of view of state-forming process. 14. Perspectives of the development of the European continent.

Compulsory literature:

ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. Spatial Disparities of the Ageing European Union Population. In 4th International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM 2017. Conference Proceedings, Book 4, Vol 1, 2017, pp. 437 – 444. ISBN 978-619-7408-23-2, ISSN 2367-5659. BELLINI, Nicolla and HILPERT, Ulrich. Europe's Changing Geography: The Impact of Inter-Regional Networks. Routledge, 2013. 224 s. ISBN 978-0-415-53977-7.

Recommended literature:

BLOUET, Brian, W. The EU and Neighbors: A Geography of Europe in the Modern World. 2nd ed., New York: Wiley, 2012. 576 s. ISBN 978-0470943403. ŠOTKOVSKÝ, Ivan. The Change of the Population Size and the Ageing Process of the EU Countries after 1990. In Honová, I., L. Melecký and M. Staníčková (ed.). Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on European Integration 2012. Ostrava: VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava, 2012, pp. 315 – 322. ISBN 978-80-248-2685-1.

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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. Geographical Approaches, their Methodology and Spatial Ordering 2. Geopolitical Situation of the Europe and European Countries 3. The Basic Characteristics of the European Continent 4. Social and Economic Background of the Advanced European Countries 5. Social and Economic Background of the Central and East European Countries 6. The Development Possibilities of the European Continent and Its Security Achitecture 7. The Future of the Europe and the World Spatial Order

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Winter semester)
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Exercises evaluation Credit 85 (48) 85
        zápočtový test Written test 48  26
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Occurrence in study plans

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2004/2005 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6210R004) European Integration (01) European Integration P Czech Ostrava 2 Choice-compulsory study plan

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