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Seminar: 1.07.1171 Contested Spaces (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch) - Details
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General information

Course name Seminar: 1.07.1171 Contested Spaces (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch)
Course number 1.07.1171
Semester WiSe22/23
Current number of participants 14
maximum number of participants 40
Home institute Department of Social Sciences
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Thu., 01.12.2022 16:15 - 17:45, Room: A04 4-411
Type/Form S 2SWS
Lehrsprache englisch
ECTS points 3

Course location / Course dates

A04 4-411 Thu.. 16:15 - 17:45 (14x)

Module assignments


Geography is the study of the world around us. At its heart, it is a discipline which takes ‘space’ and place (see the course ‘Place, Identity and Society) seriously. Our lives do not happen outside of a geographical - spatial - context. Yet spaces around us - the university, city, square parks and gardens, streets, our house, the lecture room, the pub or the café - are full of contestations as different people occupy and use space. The contestation of space is a central concern of Social Geography.

Accordingly, this course provides a critical introduction to Social Geography, focusing on power-filled engagements between people and the spaces around us. The course will introduce the notion of ‘contestation’ before working through 10+ spaces where geographical contestation occurs and where power shapes space and the way people are able or unable to occupy it or use it. The course allows student to reflect on the range of everyday spaces that are sites of conflict and control, and to be able to explain why geography matters to making sense of those contestations.

The course is designed to encourage students to become actively involved in their learning - to engage with a set of readings and activities - and to think critically about how the world around them is shaped by spaces of contestation.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "sow659 SE2 Social Geography SS".
Die Teilnahme an diesem Seminar setzt die Eintragung im Seminar 1.07.117 voraus.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 26.09.2022, 07:50 to 06.11.2022, 23:59.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats will be assigned in order of enrolment.
  • The following categories of people are preferred during seat allocation:

    Higher semesters will be preferred.
  • This setting is active from 26.09.2022 07:50 to 06.11.2022 23:59.
    Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • The enrolment is only allowed for participants of at least one of the following courses:
    • 1.07.117 Place, Identity and Society (Social Geography, Lehrsprache Englisch) (WiSe22/23)
  • At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
    • Degree is Master of Education (Wirtschaftspädagogik) and Subject is Politik
    • Degree is Zwei-Fächer-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
    • Degree is Fach-Bachelor and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
    • Subject is European Studies in Global Perspectives
    • Degree is Austausch and Subject is Sozialwissenschaften
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