Rural Geography

Rural Geography

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 45

Seminars: 0

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 4

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


Defining rural areas. Geographical research of rural areas. The deveopment of Slovenian rural areas since the middle agres. The importance of agriculture for the maintenance of cultural landscape. Rural areas as polyfunctional space. Contemporary processes and problems in rural areas (suburbanizaction, landscape overrgrowing, population ageing, repopulation, lack of working places, globalization). Rural areas as consumption landscape. Local systems and local self-management. Models of rural development. New rural development factors (rural development policy of the EU).