Catalogue of courses
fields of study: Tourism and recreation
Autumn semester 2017/2018
Spring semester 2017/2018
14. Fotography tours
|2.0 ECTS||2.0 ECTS|
15. Health promotion
|3.0 ECTS||15. Healthy tourism||2.0 ECTS|
|16. Anthropomotorics||2.0 ECTS|
Autumn semester 2017/2018
- Fundamentals of tourism (autuum semester, ECTS 3.5).Basic terms concerning tourism. Characteristics of basic tourism forms. Tourist activity of the people. Practical field classes in different tourist forms: business, cultural, sightseeing, religious, motivating, wellness. Economical, political, social and cultural considerations of tourism. Influence of tourism over natural environment and human life. Motives and needs for practising tourism. Organization of tourism in Poland and worldwide. Methodology of scientific research in tourism.
- Fundamentals of recreation and leisure organization (autumn semester, ECTS 5.5). Basic concepts of recreation. An outline of the history of recreation. Recreation organisation sectors in Poland and selected other countries. Biological basics of recreation. Psychology of recreation. Professional work and recreation. Barriers restricting recreational activities in society. Factors in development of modern recreation. Environmental and education facilities for recreation.
- Geographic information systems and elements of cartography (autumn semester, ECTS 3.0). Map as a source of cartographic information. Utilization of GIS technology (traditional and digital data). Characteristics of computer software dedicated to creation and management of Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Presentation of current GIS data sources connected with tourism and recreation issues. Basic information about Global Positioning System (GPS). Editing the map content.
- Recreational games and activities (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). Theoretical aspects of games and recreational activities: the origin of games and activities, definitions, characteristics and features of games and activities, their significance, categories of games and activities. Techniques, tactics and rules of selected team games. Equipment used in recreational games. Teaching movement activities (stimulating, running, kicking, throwing, etc.).
- Tourism traffic services (autumn semester, ECTS 5.0). Basic concepts in tourism, determinants of its development. Tourist traffic – types, service types, legal aspects. Customer service culture and ethics of the profession. Travel agents – tour operators, tour agents, travel agents – characteristics. Tourist service in accommodation and catering facilities.
- Sightseeing (autumn semester, ECTS 3.5).The development of local history activities. The role of local history in modern society. The relation of local history and tourism. Forms and directions of local history development. Local history tourism. Local history regionalism. Methods and means of popularisation of knowledge of local history. Shaping the needs and interests of local history.
- Sociology of education and free time (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). The role of leisure time in nowadays life. Basic functions of leisure time. Methodology of leisure time research. Cultural and recreational forms of leisure time. The influence of family, school, cultural institutions and social media on leisure time. Animation of leisure time in tourism. Social changes versus leisure time. Education and prevention of improper behaviors in leisure time. Internet, video games and other forms of spending leisure time.
- Tourism and recreation for older and disabled people (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). Sorts of disability. Legal regulations concerning disabled people. Paralympic Games and Special Olympic Games - history and organization. Social approach of disability. Disabled sportsmen as a fully valuable member of society. Extension of recreational services for disabled people. Limitations in sport and recreation of disabled people. Utilization of physical exercises in therapy of disabled people. Role of Olympic movement in popularization of physical activity in disabled people. Sport or physical recreation - which activity is more beneficial for disabled people?
- Promotion and media in tourism and recreation (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). 1. Media – functions and types: print media, audio-visual, new media. 2. Polish media market. 3. Promotion in tourism and recreation – essence and tasks. 4. Specialised tourism press. 5. Media promotion measures – travel journalism, press materials, press conferences, advertising.
- Creation of theme villages (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). The essence of themed villages. History and examples of themed villages in Poland and in the world. Themed villages as a supporting element in the development of agritourism and revitalising rural economy. Themed village – active village. Forming a cooperation network – examples. Creating a USP (Unique Selling Proposition), review of resources, client group selection.
- Wellnes (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). Objectives and criteria of sports medicine with special emphasis on biological renewal. Criteria of health and disease. The effects of training. The problems of fatigue and rest as components of physical activity. Factors enhancing physical performance. Permitted and forbidden assistance. Damage associated with physical activity and participation in sport.
- Epidemiology issues in tourism (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0). Epidemiology in the historical perspective. Epidemiology as a science: the goals and basic laws. Modern approach to epidemiology. Infectious diseases and human history. Adaptive strategies of parasites. Parasites and pathogens of early human populations. Spatial clusters and the average age of first infection. The impact of climate change on the spread of disease, direct and indirect effects.
- Creating and the promotion of cultural events (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0).Specificity and function of cultural events. Sources of opinions concerning modern culture. Centers and institutions creating cultural events. Rules of creation cultural events in different kinds of art. Cultural policy in Poland. Economical and law issues of cultural activity. Planning and organization of a big cultural event.
- Fotography tours (autumn semester, ECTS 2.0).Photography as an important element of tourism. Purposes of tourist photography. Differences in photography technique according to the object: landscape, architecture, animals, plants. Practical approach to photographic equipment. Review of photographic equipment for different purposes. Safety instructions in carrying photographic equipment. Adjustment of the photos with utilization of popular computer graphical software. Preparation the photos for presentation in the Internet and for printing.
- Health promotion (autumn semester, ECTS 3.0). Healthy aspects of participation in tourism and recreation. World-wide addictions: tobbaco, drugs, alcohol. Choosen global diseases: hypertension, obesity, coronary. Health risk in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Healthy aspects of nutrition. Health promotion at school. Health prevention during trips and excursions. Social aspects of health and well-being.
Spring semester 2017/2018
- Swimming with elements of sport training (spring semester, ECTS 1.0). Passing on the knowledge about rules and regulations of swimming. Learning and perfecting the techniques of the following strokes: backstroke, freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly. Learning how to dive and turn. Technical exercises in and out of water. Theory of structured sport training. The advanced swimmers perform the tasks involved in structured sport training.
- History od architecture and art (spring semester, ECTS 4.0). The subject of the lectures will be the history of world architecture, mainly focused on European architecture. The lectures will show, in chronological order, the forms of its development, as well as borrowings, imitations and characteristic details of each period.
- Physical recreation(spring semester, ECTS 2.0).Social and cultural foundations of physical recreation. Physical recreation in different social and age groups. Role of physical recreation in health promotion and prophylaxis of global diseases. Role of school and family in promotion of physical recreation in children. Schedule of recreational exercise class. Planning physical recreation - social and individual approach. Modern trends in physical recreation. Organization of sport and recreational events. Health training versus sports training - differences and similarities. Selected methods of physiotherapy in recreation.
- Recreational management and use of water (spring semester, ECTS 3.5). Definitions, distribution and characteristics of water resources contrasted with their recreational function. Recreation bio-climate of natural and artificial bodies of water and characteristics of its modifiers. Physiographic conditions and the recreational functionality of rivers and reservoirs. Conditions of recreation use of surface waters and their economical and industrial functions.
- Tourist geography (spring semester, ECTS 5.0). Definition and elements of tourism geography. History and development of tourism geography. Tourism geography in the structure of geographic sciences and its relations to other areas of knowledge. Methods of assessment of the attractiveness of a geographic environment for tourism needs. Tourist space and tourist settlements.
- Ecology and environmental protection (spring semester, ECTS 3.5). The scope of ecology. The need for knowledge of ecology in tourism. Habitat – the universe, the origins of the Earth, the atmosphere, temperature, radiation, water, soil, natural resources and climate. Thermodynamics and equilibrium in nature. Autecology and synecology. Ecosystems – functioning, types. Biomes. Dynamics of biocenoses. Ecology of populations. Competition, predation, parasitism, mutualism. Agroecology and organic agriculture, human ecology, landscape ecology, urban ecology, tourism ecology.
- Information systems in tourism and recreation (spring semester, ECTS 3.0). Information systems – an introduction. Software used in small travel offices and agencies, allowing for running business websites. Content management systems (CMS). Definition of principles of selection criteria for the most suitable software to use in a tourism business. Rules for implementation of new software in a company.
- Ornithological tourism (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Biology of most-common watched birds. Tools used in ornithology tourism: binoculars, telescopes, cameras. Preparation of observation post. Bird-watching as a most popular sort of natural tourism. Presentation of popular places for ornithology tourism. Preparation of ornithology tourist expedition: season, location, formal demands, limitations). Services of ornitholgy tourism offerd by Polish and international tourist organizations.
- Tourism of out door recreation (spring semester, ECTS 3.0). Influence of outdoor physical activity into human health: aroma-therapy, color-therapy, helio-therapy. Characteristics of selected outdoor recreation: ice skating, downhill skiing, sailing, parachuting, paint-ball. Practical classes in selected outdoor activities: jogging, cycling, quest - city game, beach volley ball, canoeing, street basketball.
- Silvatourism (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Natural and recreational values of the forest. Therapeutic properties of the selected forest complexes in Poland. Significance and function of the forest. Characteristics and location of the main forest complexes in Poland. National Parks and protected areas in Poland - their meaning for tourism and recreation. Recreation, tourism and forest education in the selected forest complexes. Changes in forest environment caused by human’s recreational activity.
- Decorative and therapeutic plants(spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Introduction to variety of decorative and therapeutic plants - specificity of its growth. Factors influencing plants cultivations: soil, warmth, light. Presentation of selected plants - ecological factors affecting its optimal growth. Conditions of plants cultivation within tourist rural farm. Exposition of decorative plants.
- Enotourism (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Basic knowledge about creating and promoting vine tourism. Vineyard as a tourist product. Management of a vineyard. World and European vineyard regions. Polish eno-tourist routes. Monuments of the vine culture. Cultivation of grapes. Criteria of vine quality assessment. Technology of vine production
- Organisation of agrotourist farms (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). The essence of agritourism and its links to rural tourism. The basic concepts of tourist bases in rural areas. Determinants of Polish agritourism and its organisation – federation, associations, chambers. The significance of agritourism – social, economic and ecological. The cooperation of local governments and rural residents in the organisation of agritourism services.
- Underwater tourism (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Planning the underwater expedition. Presentation of the most popular places for underwater tourism. Legal regulations concerning underwater tourism. Review of the most important scuba-diving events in Poland and abroad. Review of leading scuba-diving federations. Characteristics of scuba-diving equipment. Safety and security aspects of scuba-diving. Decompression illness. Characteristics of coral-reef diving, cave diving and under-ice diving. Other underwater activities – archeology, hunting, photography.
- Healthy tourism (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Basic terms concerning health tourism. Motives of participation in health tourism. Factors influencing health tourism. New trends in health tourism: SPA and Wellness centers. Health resorts in Poland: natural resources, care speciality, variety of care services, tourist attractions. Policy of health resorts in Poland and selected European countries.
- Anthropomotorics (spring semester, ECTS 2.0). Human motor activity as the subject of theoretical studies. Motor skills and human motor activity: the basic concepts. Human motor development in ontogeny. Genetic conditions for motor predispositions and skills. Physical activity in optimisation of body mass and composition. Physical activity and aging in individuals and the general population. Assessment of physical activity level. Prophylactic significance of increased physical activity.