Competencies and objectives


Course context for academic year 2023-24

This subject is oriented to the knowledge of the different regions of the world, its internal relationships and processes to help understand its current complexity. It aims to provide students with basic training in essential aspects of Regional Geography, to help them in understanding the various elements that define these spaces and relations with other regional groupings.



Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)



General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG10 : Ethical commitment to sustainability, respect for fundamental rights, equality of men and women, democratic values, multiculturalism and peace.
  • CG3 : Capacity to manage information correctly, especially using ICTs.
  • CG4 : Capacity to work alone or in groups depending on the context and situation.
  • CG5 : Capacity for self-learning and adapting to new situations.
  • CG6 : Capacity to put knowledge into practice.
  • CG8 : Systematically careful and accurate at work.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE2 : Capacity to understand and handle the concepts, methodology and techniques of Geography and Spatial Planning correctly.
  • CE3 : Capacity to understand and use the concepts of other disciplines correctly, especially history, law and town planning.
  • CE4 : Capacity to combine temporal and spatial dimensions when analysing and interpreting spatial planning.
  • CE5 : Capacity to read and interpret spatial information provided by statistical tables, graphs, maps, plans and satellite images correctly.
  • CE6 : Capacity to transform and synthesise spatial information provided by statistical tables, graphs, maps and plans.
  • CE7 : Capacity to determine and interpret the elements of the area in question according the scale of analysis.
  • CE8 : Capacity analyse territory as a complex, interrelated and interdependent system.
  • CE9 : Capacity to present and transmit knowledge related to spatial analysis in an ordered, simple and clear manner, appropriate to the context.




General Competences (CG)

  • CG1 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG2 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.
  • CG4 : Motivation for quality.
  • CG8 : Ethical commitment to the cultural, natural, historical, artistic, archaeological and ethnographic heritage.
  • CG9 : Social commitment to the plural and diverse nature of the realities of modern society, from a respect for fundamental rights and the equality of men and women, equal opportunities, non-discrimination and universal access for the disabled and the values of a peaceful democratic culture.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Identify, analyse and explain History from a local, national, European and universal context, understood as a complex and dynamic process.
  • CE10 : Capacity to manage resources, computer techniques and Internet to update knowledge using the new information dissemination techniques.
  • CE5 : Acquire the methods, techniques and instruments used in the historical sciences.




General Competences (CG)

  • CG10 : Recognition of cultural diversity and equal opportunities.
  • CG2 : Computer and information technology skills.
  • CG4 : Critical reasoning.
  • CG5 : Capacity for analysis and synthesis.


Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE1 : Understand human behaviour in society using specific methods and techniques of analysis and, in this way, develop the ethical commitment to gender equality and a special capacity for interpersonal relationships.
  • CE4 : Understand contemporary territorial, socioeconomic, political and cultural reality, national and international, to interpret and transmit one's view of the modern world in critical fashion particularly the process of European integration, as well as the shaping of the Spanish state and its impact on the world.
  • CE8 : Acquire skills to prepare and display content related to the human and social sciences for dissemination and for educating secondary school children, using personal skills and ICT.




Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2023-24

General objectives. 1. Understand the meaning of the regional divisions of the world, from the explanation of a set of regions grouped according to different classification criteria. 2 Distinguish the various ways of dividing the world into homogeneous areas (regions), under criteria of their classification. 3 Acquire knowledge of the processes taking place in the major regional groupings 4 Identify the main features of the physical-ecological and socio-economic structures that characterize and define each of these units. 5 Recognise the main dynamics (past and present) that characterize these territorial groups.





Code: 33003
Lecturer responsible:
Credits ECTS: 6,00
Theoretical credits: 1,60
Practical credits: 0,80
Distance-base hours: 3,60

Departments involved

    Theoretical credits: 1,6
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

Study programmes where this course is taught