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Seminar: 1.07.0971 Social Geographers and the City: Knowing Urban Spaces (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch) - Details
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Course name Seminar: 1.07.0971 Social Geographers and the City: Knowing Urban Spaces (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch)
Course number 1.07.0971
Semester SoSe2023
Current number of participants 16
maximum number of participants 40
Home institute Department of Social Sciences
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Thursday, 13.04.2023 16:15 - 17:45, Room: A04 4-411
Type/Form S 2SWS
Lehrsprache englisch

Rooms and times

A04 4-411
Thursday: 16:15 - 17:45, weekly (13x)

Module assignments


Geography is the study of spaces and places. It is a discipline that has often relied on fieldwork – or direct observation – in the study of the world around us. However, geographers have become increasingly interested in how we can experience and ‘know’ spaces, not simply by being there, but via representations: books, films, magazines, maps, music, policy reports and beyond. These resources provide a crucial window for knowing the world around us. This seminar course supports the lecture course ‘Social Geographies of Urban Space: Understanding Cities’ by enabling students to ‘travel’ to three city locations and explore, in-depth, their social geographies using a range of secondary resources including audio-visual, textual media and academic and popular resources (books and papers, to magazines, websites and brochures). Drawing from the three city examples of Liverpool, New York and Auckland – spanning Europe, America and Oceania; in the northern and southern hemisphere – this course deploys seminar-based and practical activities to build students’ knowledge of the cities as social spaces. It will enable them to grasp contested issues related to, for example, globalisation and colonialism, architecture and power, and environmental justice. Students will use their understanding of the social geographies of these cities to write three timed essays and produce a recorded presentation. The module portfolio relies on proactive engagement and reading, and students are strongly advised to attend all lecture and seminar sessions in order to maximise their marks.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "sow659 SE2 Social Geography WS".
Die Teilnahme an diesem Seminar setzt die Eintragung im Seminar 1.07.097 voraus.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
  • The enrolment is only allowed for participants of at least one of the following courses:
    • 1.07.097 Social Geographies of Urban Space: Understanding Cities (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch) (SoSe2023)
  • The enrolment is possible from 24.03.2023, 09:30 to 13.05.2023, 23:59.
  • At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
    • Subject is European Studies in Global Perspectives
    • Degree is Master of Education (Wirtschaftspädagogik) and Subject is Politik
    • Degree is Austausch and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
    • Degree is Zwei-Fächer-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
    • Degree is Fach-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
  • The following categories of people are preferred during seat allocation:

    Higher semesters will be preferred.