Regional geography of Africa and Australia (NOG42O3)

Students should acquire knowledge about regional-geographical features of Africa and Australia, and they should be familiarized with basic principles of regionalization. One of the goals is to analyse interconnections between the physical-geographic and socio-economic factors in the development of individual regions. Students should develop ability to recognize and solve development issues from regional geography of Africa and Australia.

Students should be able to apply their knowledge about regional geography of Africa and Australia in the teaching process.

Theoretical lectures

  1. Regional position, borders and extent of Africa and Australia
  2. Geologic history and main morphological features
  3. Main climate characteristics and types of climate
  4. Water resources and their significance
  5. Soils, utilization and degradation
  6. Biogeographical features, nature preservation, types and levels of protection
  7. Natural resources as a factor of regional development
  8. Territorial and historical development of Africa and Australia
  9. Demographics of Africa and Australia
  10. Urbanization and largest cities
  11. Economy of Africa, structure and perspective
  12. Economy of Australia, structure and perspective
  13. The principles and concepts of regionalization in Geography
  14. Geographical regions of Africa
  15. Geographical regions of Australia

Practical lectures

  1. Analysis of regional-geographical features of Africa and Australia.
  2. Correlation between physical-geographical features, historical development and modern socio-economic processes.
  3. Regionalization of Africa and Australia
  4. Methodology for the preparation and oral presentation of seminar papers.
  5. Analysis of literature for seminar papers.
  6. Seminar papers, practical classes and colloquium

Šabić, D. and Vujadinović S. (2011). Regionalna geografija Australije. Srpskog geografsko društvo, Beograd.

Vujadinović, S. and Šabić, D. (2016). Regionalna geografija Afrike. Geografski fakultet Univerziteta u Beogradu, Beograd.

Natek, K., Natek, M. (2005) Države sveta, Mladinska knjiga, Beograd

Posle, D. (2006). Afričke civilizacije. Centrar za izučavanje tradicije, Beograd.

McKnight, T. (1995) The Geography of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Prentice Hall

Crkvenčić, I. (1990) Afrika – regionalna geografija, Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Školska knjiga, Zagreb

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