UCJOPBP006 Geography of Tourism

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jaroslava Malá (assistant), Mgr. Jana Nálepová, Ph.D. (deputy)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jaroslava Malá
Institute of Foreign Languages - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable of Seminar Groups
UCJOPBP006/A: Tue 16:25–18:00 M12, J. Malá
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The geography of tourism is intended for all students of language disciplines. Completing it will help them orientate themselves in the field of tourism and, together with their language skills, will enable them to find employment. In addition to the necessary theoretical basis, a mandatory part of the seminar is the elaboration and presentation of a selected foreign locality (according to the language studied) in order to focus on its importance in terms of tourism.
Learning outcomes
Student after completing the course:
- can characterize the concept of tourism;
- has basic knowledge of the history and legislation of tourism;
- is able to characterize the localization and implementation assumptions of tourism development and apply them independently to a specific locality;
- has an overview of the monuments inscribed on the UNESCO list and can explain the reasons for their selection;
- gets an overview of the geography of tourism in the given European destinations.
  • 1. Geography (subject of study, basic concepts)
  • 2. Tourism (basic concepts, history, legislation)
  • 3. Localization assumptions of tourism development
  • 4. Implementation assumptions of tourism development
  • 5. UNESCO cultural and natural heritage
  • 6. Regionalization of European tourism, current situation of demand
  • 7. Europe - travelers and travelogues
  • 8. Great Britain and Ireland
  • 9. Germany
  • 10. Austria, Switzerland
  • 11. Italy
  • 12. Italy II
  • 13. Summary, repetition
    required literature
  • PLESNÍK, Pavol. Geografie cestovního ruchu Európy (Travel Geography of Europe). Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2017. 141 pp. ISBN 978-80-7510-252-2. info
  • VAVREČKOVÁ, E., ŠKROBÁLKOVÁ, E. Geografie cestovního ruchu 1. Opava - SU, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7248-888-9. info
Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, group projects, presentations, homework
Assessment methods
attendance at seminars is mandatory (min. 70%), homework, presentation of the selected destination, written multiple choice test consists of 30 questions (25 of correct answers is needed to pass), a short essay
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Winter 2022.
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