Physical Geography of the Continents and History of Geographical Discoveries
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Maailma loodusgeograafia ja geograafiliste avastuste ajalugu
Course title in English
Physical Geography of the Continents and History of Geographical Discoveries
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Sirje Siska (eesti keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Aim of which is to give an overview physical condition of Continents (relationship between different components of landscape and relationship between people and nature in different bioms).
Brief description of the course
Physical Conditions of Continents (location, relief connected with geological structure and development, climate, water, soil, natural zones). Relationships between people and nature on different continents. The development of geographical global vision of the Europeans.
Independent work
Work with obligatory literature. Compiling a report on the geographical conditions and/or discoveries of a certain area.
Learning outcomes in the course
Knowledges about overall natural nomothetic and process in different continents; world geographical map.
Assessment methods
Written assesment topics covered in lectures.
Lektor Sirje Siska, MA
Study literature
Attenborough, D. 1989The Living Planet. L-N-Y.460p;
Nilson,O. 1975 Maa avastamine. Tallinn;
Suur maailma atlas, 2005. Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus;
Waugh, D. 1975 Geography an integrated approach;
McGonigal, D; Woodworth, L.2006 Antarktika. Jäine maailm. Eesti Entsüklopeediakirjastus.
Replacement literature
Salenity, F. 2005 Maadeavastajad. Entsüklopeedia;
Rjabtšikova, A. M. 1988 Fizitšeskaja geografija materikov i okeanov;
Coenraads, R; Koivula, J. 2009 Imeline Maa. Entsüklopeedia. Koolibri.