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sow659 - Social Geography (Vollständige Modulbeschreibung)
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Modulbezeichnung Social Geography
Modulcode sow659
Kreditpunkte 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Fachbereich/Institut Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Verwendet in Studiengängen
  • Fach-Bachelor Sozialwissenschaften (Bachelor) > Akzentsetzungsmodule
  • Zwei-Fächer-Bachelor Sozialwissenschaften (Bachelor) > Aufbaumodule
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Kompetenzziele
Through this module, students will be able to demonstrate critical understanding of social geography and the key concepts of place, scale, identity and power. They will be able to identify and explain the contested nature of our social world through ‘lenses’ of  representations; practices; mobility; struggles and hope for the future drawing examples from around the world and at a variety of geographical scales. The seminar 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. They should be able to identify and explain different examples of spaces where geographical contestation occurs and where power shapes space and its use. They should be able to communicate these critical insights via written academic reports and through oral presentations.    
Modulinhalte
Our lives do not happen outside of a geographical context. Our everyday existence happens in places - in the city where we live, the street, our house, the lecture room, the pub or the café. This module will cover a range of key concepts, current debates and contemporary issues in Social Geography. The lecture course outlines current geographical thinking about social geographies of place, scale, identity and power. It will also provide a series of ‘lenses’ for thinking about these themes through representations; practices; mobility; struggles and hopes for the future. Drawing examples from around the world and at a variety of geographical scales, the module explores the contested nature of our social world and conflicting meanings of our place within it. The seminar course focuses on the notion of ‘contestation’ through case studies of spaces where geographical contestation occurs and where power shapes space and the way people are able or unable to occupy it or use it, such as: the home, the prison, the city, the countryside, the seas and the sky. The course allows students 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.
Literaturempfehlungen

Anderson, J. (2015). Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces. London & New York: Routledge.
Cloke, P., Crang, P. and Goodwin, M. (2014) (Eds.) Introducing Human Geographies. (3rd edition). London: Routledge.

Cresswell, T. (2013). Place: A Short Introduction. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
Holloway, L., & Hubbard, P. (2001). People and Place: The Extraordinary Geographies of Everyday Life. Harlow: Pearson Education.
Pain, R., Gough, J., Mowl, G., Barke, M., MacFarlene, R., & Fuller, D. (2014). Introducing Social Geographies. Abingdon: Routledge.
Panelli, R. (2003). Social geographies: From Difference to Action. London: Sage.

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Unterrichtssprache Englisch
Dauer in Semestern 1 Semester
Angebotsrhythmus Modul
Aufnahmekapazität Modul unbegrenzt
Modullevel AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)
Modulart Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lern-/Lehrform / Type of program
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Lehrveranstaltungsform Kommentar SWS Angebotsrhythmus Workload Präsenzzeit
Vorlesung und Seminar 0.00 SoSe oder WiSe 0 h
Seminar und Arbeitsgruppe 0.00 SoSe oder WiSe 0 h
Seminar 0.00 SoSe oder WiSe 0 h
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 0 h
Prüfung Prüfungszeiten Prüfungsform
Gesamtmodul

Portfolio comprising:
1 group presentation (of 15 minutes)
2 individual research papers (of 7-8 pages)