Human Geography: Theory and Practice


About this course

Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with GEO10306 Human Geography.
In this foundational course students learn to combine theoretical and conceptual thinking from human geography and related perspectives, and ways to analyse and understand the reciprocal relationships between humans and their environments, both natural and built.
The learning materials are designed to introduce students to key themes and concepts that relate to human/environment relationships seen from the perspective of human geography and related social sciences, from the complex and evolving relationship between society and nature, to the significance of urban design for human wellbeing. Students will work in small groups to further explore the weekly themes through discussion and practical exercises, which can be carried out online or in person.

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:

  • Define key geographical concepts associated with the interaction between humans and their environments
  • Understand the complexities of the relationship between society and nature
  • Understand how environments affect human behaviour, experience, and wellbeing
  • Apply geographical theories and concepts to the analysis of spatial settings
  • Write a social science essay
  • Collect and use relevant literature

Required prior knowledge

You must meet the following requirements

  • Completed none of the course modules listed below
  • Human Geography (GEO10306)

Link to more information

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  • Start date

    2 September 2024

    • Ends
      25 October 2024
    • Term *
      Period 1
    • Location
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    • Register between
      1 Jun, 00:00 - 4 Aug 2024
These offerings are valid for students of Utrecht University