Length of Course: 14 weeks
Classroom Hours per Week: 4
Prerequisites: Geography 100 and 12 credits
Corequisite: English 100
Texts: a) Urban Social Geography. P. Knox and S. Pinch. Pearson, Essex, 2010. b) In Place/Out of Place: Geography, Ideology and Transgression. T. Cresswell. U of Minnesota P. Minneapolis, 1996. c) The Dictionary of Human Geography. Ed. by D.Gregory et al. Oxford, 2009.
Additional Readings: excerpts from Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing in Geography and Environmental Sciences, 6th ed. Toronto, 2015.
This course investigates the key concepts of, and approaches to, social geography – a rich and dynamic subfield of human geography. Social geographers conceptualize place and space as playing an active role in mediating social processes. In other words, space and society are mutually constituted. GEOG 200 investigates the role of space and place in the (re)production of identities, social hierarchies, exclusions and inclusions, and other social constructions in the contemporary context. From themes of gender, class, race, sexuality, and ability, across a variety of scales, this course will help you think critically about the role that geography plays in shaping our understandings of the world and each other.
|Week 1||Introduction: What is Social Geography|
|Week 2||Space and Society|
|Week 3||The Body: the ‘geography closest in’|
|Week 4||The Body: ‘Other’ Bodies|
|Week 5||The Home|
|Week 7||Communities and Neighbourhoods|
|Week 9||Public Space and the Street|
|Week 10||The City|
|Week 11||The Nation|
|Week 12||The Transnational|
|Week 13||Course Conclusion|
|Week 14||Final Examination|
Victoria Hodson, B.A. (Simon Fraser), M.A. (Simon Fraser)