General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Geography Of Social And Political Confilicts In A Changing Environment
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. Grzegorz Rachlewicz
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position prof. uczelni
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30


Wednesday 11:00-13:00, room 254, Collegium Geographicum, Krygowskiego 10

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the lecture is to give students the knowledge about changes ongoing in the contemporary world in terms of the environment and adaptation or adaptation problems of societies, nations and countries to face the transformation relevant to natural or human induced reasons.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

In the scope of regional geography on the first (B.Sc.) level of studies, an understanding of the interplay of natural and human activity related elements in the changing world.


Week 1: Introduction to problems of regional geography
Week 2: Introduction to environmental changes
Week 3: Introduction to political geography
Week 4: Social problems in various environmental conditions
Week 5: Health problems of mankind – historical approach
Week 6: Health problem of mankind – todays lessons
Week 7: Human migrations – historical approach
Week 8: Human migrations today
Week 9: Men and environmental changes in polar regions
Week 10: Men and environmental changes in tropics
Week 11: Men and natural disasters
Week 12: Geography of disease
Week 13: Global resources and politics
Week 14: War over water
Week 15: Environment and mankind future

Reading list

John Rennie Short « An Introduction to Political geography » Routledge, London and New York, 1993
Martin Jones, Rhys Jones and Michael Woods « An Introduction to Political Geography. Space, Place and Politics » Routledge, London and New York, 2004
Simon Dalby « Security and environmental change » Wiley, 2009
Kirsten Hastrup, Cecilie Rubow « Living with Environmental change » Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
Agata Weydman, Agata Dragan-Górska, Tymon Zieliński and Ksenia Pazdro «Insights on Environmental Changes : Where the World is Heading » Springer, 2014
Frank G. Clemov « The Geography of Disease » Cambridge University Press, 1903, reedition 2011
Peter Anthamatten and Helen Hazen « An Introduction to the Geography of Health » Routledge, , Taylor & Francis Group, 2011