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Code: 37631
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Lana Slavuj Borčić - Seminar
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Introducing students to the concept, meaning and space (scope) of the Mediterranean as a region. Getting to know the elements of Mediterranean identity. Conception and understanding of the role of the Mediterranean as a link between continents and cultures. Getting to know the characteristics of the natural environment, degradation processes and natural and environmental risks. Getting to know the elements of cultural heritage.
1. The concept of the Mediterranean.
2. The meaning and identity of the Mediterranean.
3. Unity and fragmentation
4. Internal divisions and conceptualization. Eumediterranean unity.
5. Links between the Mediterranean and the European and Asian-African world.
6. The Adriatic in the Mediterranean.
7. Geological evolution of the Mediterranean.
8. Earthquakes, volcanism.
9. Climate.
10. Vegetation of the Mediterranean.
11. Mediterranean vegetation of Croatia.
12. Degradation, desertification and risks.
13. Mediterranean and Adriatic seas.
14. Adriatic hydrological system. Islands.
15. Cultural landscapes and urban heritage of the Mediterranean.
  1. Fuerst-Bjeliš, B. (ur.): Mediterranean Identities: Environment, Society, Culture
  2. Hughes, J.D.: The Mediterranean, An Environmental History
  3. King, R., De Mas, P., Mansvelt Beck, J. (ur.): Geography, Environment and Development in the Mediterranean,
  4. Matić, S. (ur.): Šume hrvatskog Sredozemlja
  5. Morić-Španić, A., Fuerst-Bjeliš, B.: The GIS Model for the revitalization of traditional island cultures: the Island of Hvar, Croatia. U: Helena Pina i Felisbela Martins (ur.). Overarching Issues of the European Space: Society, Economy and Heritage.
  6. Grove, A. T., Rackham, O. (ur.): The Nature of Mediterranean Europe, An Ecological History
  7. Tandarić, N., Maček, M., Cvitanović, M., Tekić, I., Flegar, M., Okmaca, A., Tvrdojević, J.: Percepcija prostornog obuhvata Sredozemlja u Hrvatskoj
  8. Woodward, J. (ur.): The Physical Geography of the Mediterranean
  9. Fuerst-Bjeliš, B. & Glamuzina N.: The Historical Geography of Croatia: Territorial Change and Cultural Landscapes
  10. Magaš, D. Fürst Bjeliš, B., Burić, T., Mlinarić, D., Petrić, H. & Klemenčić, M: Velika geografija Hrvatske, Knjiga 3, Povijesno-geografske odrednice razvoja Hrvatske.
2. semester
Izborni predmeti - Regular study - Environmental Sciences
Consultations schedule:
  • prof. dr. sc. Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš:


    LECTURES IN WS 2023-24

    REGIONAL CONCEPTS - lectures Tuesday 14:30- 16:30; seminar 18:30 - 20:30

    ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY - lectures Monday 15:00 - 17:00; seminar Tuesday 16:30 - 18:30

    OFFICE HOURS : after every lecture /  via ZOOM appointments or e-mail



    Scientific work: Friday 15:00-20:00 following the previous announcement at Doctoral study programme web page.  

    OFFICE HOURS : via e-mail or ZOOM appointments.

    Location: 104