Rural Geography

Rural Geography




ECTS credit:4

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Potočnik Slavič Irma


- defining rural areas,
- geographical research of rural areas and rural areas as an interdisciplinary issue,
- key development faultlines in the development of Slovenian rural areas,
- rural areas as multifunctional space,
- demographic processes in rural areas (rural youth, elderly population),
- working places in rural areas,
- importance of agriculture for the cultural landscape maintenance and protection,
- tourism in rural areas, rural as consumption space,
- environmental aspects of rural development,
- social capital in rural areas,
- rural development policies,
- contemporary processes and problems in rural areas in the era of glocalization (suburbanizaction, landscape overgrowing, local food provision, de- and repopulation, conflicts in rural areas, etc.).