Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management

28315 - Spanish Geography: Land Structure and Organisation

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28315 - Spanish Geography: Land Structure and Organisation
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management
Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning and teaching methodology developed in the course is aimed to promote the attainment of its objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning activities is implemented, such as interactive lessons, practical exercises, individual or group activities, directed activities and private study.

A high level of student participation will be required from all students throughout the course.

Extensive material will be available via the Moodle site of the course. This offers a variety of resources including a repository of the lecture notes used in class, a course syllabus as well as other forms of course-specific materials, including a discussion forum. 

5.2. Learning tasks

Lecture sessions: 25 hours

Interactive, individual or group activities: 20 hours

Directed activities: 9 hours

Private study: 72 hours

Field work: 20 hours

Assessment: 4 hours

5.3. Syllabus

The lecture course will address the following topics 

  1. Introduction
  2. The physical environment: Relief,  climate, vegetation. The natural protected areas
  3. Population, the settlement  system and the urbanization process .
  4. The economic activities:  Agriculture, Energy, Industry,  Transport and services
  5. The regional organisation of Spain
  6. Spain in the European and global context

5.4. Course planning and calendar

For further details concernig the timetable, classroom and other information of the course please refer to the

“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras”  web site (

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

Gil Olcina, A y Gómez Mendoza, J. (Dirs) (2009). Geografía de España, Ariel Geografía. Barcelona.

Humbert, A.; Molinero, F. y Valenzuela, M (Eds) (2011). España en la Unión Europea. Un cuarto de siglo de mutaciones territoriales. Ediciones de la Casa de Velázquez. Madrid.

López Trigal, L.; Abellán García, A. y Godenau, D. (Coords) (2009). Envejecimiento, despoblación y territorio. Publicaciones Universidad de León.

Mata, R y Sanz, C. (2013). Geografía de España y sus Paisajes. Servicio de Publicaciones de la UNED. Madrid.

Pérez, F. (2011). Crecimiento y competitividad: trayectoria de la economía española. Fundación BBVA. Madrid.

Velarde, J. y Serrano, J.M. (2009) (Eds). España siglo XXI: La economía. Biblioteca Nueva. Madrid.