Introduction to Geography

Introduction to Geography

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 15

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): asist. Bobovnik Nejc, izr. prof. dr. Vintar Mally Katja, red. prof. dr. Ogrin Darko

Content

1. BASIC CONCEPTS OF GEOGRAPHY
Definition of geography.
Geographical concepts.
The focus of geography.
The importance of geography.
Logical system of geographic science.

2. METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN GEOGRAPHY
Basics of cartography (introduction to general cartography, thematic cartography, topographic maps and their use).
Introduction to geographical research (fundamental research approaches, forms of scientific explanations, research methods and techniques, geographical research paper).

3. THE HISTORY OF GEOGRAPHY
Geography until the 19th century.
Development of modern geography.
Principal features of geography after World War II.
Geography in Slovenia (historical overview and contemporary issues).