Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Vintar Mally Katja

• regionalization of Sub-Saharan Africa,
• physical geography of the region: geological development and geomorphological features, climate, hydrogeography, soils and biomes, environmental problems and challenges of natural resources use (deforestation, desertification, use of water resources, climate change, etc.),
• historical background of the region and the impact of historical factors on the current situation in the region,
• settlement and population characteristics (population growth, migrations, ethnic, linguistic and religious characteristics, social aspects of human development) and their impact on the landscape,
• economic characteristics: the position of Sub-Saharan Africa in the world economy and its economic features (agriculture and non-agricultural activities, the role of natural resources),
• contemporary development challenges, examples of good practice and the future of the continent.