Fall 2023 - GEOG 241 D100
People, Place, Society (3)
Class Number: 3619
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Sep 6 – Dec 5, 2023: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Oct 10, 2023: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Exam Times + Location:
Dec 8, 2023
Fri, 8:30–11:30 a.m.
1 778 782-8827
Office: RCB 7140
Prerequisites:One of GEOG 100, INDG 101, SA 101, or SA 150.
An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Breadth-Social Sciences.
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.
Two hours of lecture and one hour of tutorial each week.
There will be NO tutorials during the first week of class.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Explain how places are produced by social relations defined by uneasiness, struggle, and exclusion.
- Understand how key theoretical frameworks and empirical foci inform geographical research on the interrelationships between people, place, and society.
- Explore how geographers have theorized power, identity, and hierarchy to understand how certain places benefit some groups of people and not others.
- Explore how alternative ways of thinking and being (e.g. Indigenous conceptions of land) can reorient broader conceptions of place and societal structures in which people live.
- Tutorial Participation: 10%
- Tutorial Presentation: 10%
- Midterm Exam: 20%
- Assignment: 30%
- Final Exam: 30%
Journal articles (available online).
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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