History of Geographical Discoveries
Prof. PhD V. Boyadzhiev, Assist. Prof. PhD P. Patarchanov
The main objective of the course "History of geographical discoveries" is to give bachelors in geography scientifically necessary professional knowledge of the most significant achievements of the geographical science. The theme of geographical discoveries seen in two plans: a common methodological and here compares the development of geography with the development of other sciences and society, and specific geographic in which monitored the development of geography as a logical and often expected sequence of discoveries. The course focuses on the chronological beginning and periodizira discoveries in geography from antiquity to the present day. Besides rich culture geographic students get a chance to reflect a professional, geographical way great geographical discoveries and realize their role in social development, including the theory and practice of geography. Main attention is paid to the medieval discovery of previously unknown continents, new lands, which became a turning point between the old and new time in society and between the coming of ancient geography and the geography of the modern type. The initial and subsequent paradigms of development of geography maintained the importance of the discoveries in geography.
His modest but respectable place have knowledge related to geographic knowledge and representation of the Bulgarian lands. The course builds bridges of cooperation with history, philosophy, natural science, political science, economics.