Spring 2022 - GEOG 241 D100

People, Place, Society (3)

Class Number: 4746

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3154, Burnaby

  • 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, and resorts.

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

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

Spring 2022 courses will be delivered in person based on information available at the time of publishing the outline; please note the delivery mode is subject to change following Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and/or SFU recommendations and orders.

Grading

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

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Journal articles (available online).


Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2022

Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.