Fall 2022 - GEOG 241 D100

People, Place, Society (3)

Class Number: 2885

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    WMC 2200, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Paul Kingsbury
    kingsbury@sfu.ca
    1 778 782-3717
    Office: RCB 7140
    Office Hours: TBA
  • Prerequisites:

    GEOG 100.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Breadth-Social Sciences.

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Description
This course explores two fundamental geographical questions: How do places reproduce social relations defined by uneasiness, struggle, and exclusion? Why do places benefit some groups of people and not others? Focusing on geographers’ theorizations of power, identity, and hierarchy the course answers the above questions by exploring the following interrelated themes and scales of analysis: bodies, homes, communities, streets, institutions, cities, rural areas, nations, social media, and resorts.

Course Organization
Two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial each week.

Notes
There will be NO tutorials during the first week of class.

Grading

  • Tutorial Participation: 10%
  • Tutorial Presentation: 10%
  • Midterm Exam: 20%
  • Assignment: 30%
  • Final Exam: 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Journal articles (available online).


Registrar Notes:

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