General information

Module title NATURAL ENVIRONMENT OF CENTRAL EUROPE
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. Grzegorz Rachlewicz
Lecturer's email grzera@amu.edu.pl
Lecturer position profesor uczelni
Faculty Faculty of Geographical and Geological Sciences
Semester 2021/2022 (winter)
Duration 30
ECTS 5
USOS code 07-NECE-AMU-PIE

Timetable

Module aim (aims)

The aim of the lecture is to give students the knowledge about geogrphical space, geographical regionalization criteria and regional repartition of central Europe in relation to its natural environment diversification. An additional aim is to present regional differentiation o macroregional level and selected microregions values and to develop within students the sensitivity to regional landscape virtues.

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

in the scope of geology, geomorphology, hydrology, meteorology and climatology, and also regional geography on the first (B.Sc.) level of studies.

Syllabus

Week 1 Regional delimitation - history, theory and practice; Relationships between environmental conditions of Central Europe against the background of European environment – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 2 Development of the natural environment in geological time-scale: from Archean to Mesozoic – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 3 Development of the natural environment in geological time-scale: from Archean to Mesozoic – continued – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 4 Development of the natural environment in geological time-scale: Cainozoic – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 5 Contemporary environment: geology – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 6 Contemporary environment: geomorphology – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 7 Contemporary environment: climate – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 8 Contemporary environment: hydrology – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 9 Contemporary environment: biosphere – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 10 Contemporary environment: soils – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 11 Central Europe, regional overview: mountains and uplands, lowlands, The Baltic Sea and its coast – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 12 National Parks and other forms of environmental protection – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 13 Selected trips around Central Europe: a virtual excursion: Mid European Lowlands – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 14 Selected trips around Central Europe: a virtual excursion: Pre-Alpine orogeny regions – written test – 51% of good answers to passWeek 15 Selected trips around Central Europe: a virtual excursion: The Carpathians – written test – 51% of good answers to pass, final examination – 51% of good answers to pass

Reading list

Moores E.M., Fairbridge R.W., 1997: Encyclopaedia of European and Asian Regional Geology. Chapmann & HallStankowski W. , 1976: Rozwój środowiska fizyczno-geograficznego Polski. PWN WarszawaStarkel L. (ed.), 1991: Geografia Polski - środowisko przyrodnicze. PWN W-waA selection of papers on Europe's geographyInternet websites, e.g.http://www.pgi.gov.pl/pgi_en/http://www.pgi.gov.pl/pgi_en/index.php?option=news&task=viewarticle&sid=6&Itemid=2