Development and Application of Regional Geography (2013D21I3)

Systematization of knowledge on the development of regional geography, scientific conceptions and approaches in regional geography and the application of regional geography

Mastering knowledge in separate models of regional units, adopting methodological procedures and acquiring competence for applying regional-geographic knowledge in practice.

Teoretical lectures

1. The subject of studies, problems, objectives and tasks of regional geography,
2. Regional development and regional geography,
3. Structural elements of the region,
4. Local environment, sub-region, cluster, clustering and clustering entities,
5. Types of the region,
6. The beginnings of regional research,
7. Scientific regional geography,
8. The influence of regional science and new economic geography on the transformation of regional geography,
9. New Concepts of Regional Geography,
10. Phases and methods in regional research,
11. Defining the objectives of regional research and setting the hypothesis,
12. Research methods,
13. Analysis and results of regional research,
14. Multidisciplinarity of regional research,
15. Application of regional geographic research.

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