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GEOG 240 - Social Geography
Course Code:
GEOG 240

Credits:
3

Calendar Description:
Social geography is defined as the study of social relations and the spatial structures that underpin those relations. (Jackson, 2000) This course first surveys social theories, then examines processes and patterns of social change in contemporary society. Issues such as work, housing and homelessness, gender, ethnicity, neighbourhood and community will be explored in both urban and rural settings.

Date First Offered:
2003-09-01

Hours:
Total Hours: 45
Lecture Hours: 3

Total Weeks:
15

This course is offered online:
No

Pre-Requisites:
GEOG 101 Society and the Environment, GEOG 100 Introduction to Human Geography, or consent of the Instructor. Other social science students welcome.

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:
None

Co-Requisites:
None

Rearticulation Submission:
No

Course Content:
1. Introduction and Theories
2. Work and Class
3. Poverty
4. Housing and Homelessness
5. Crime Disorder
6. Gender
7. Immigration/Migration
8. Ethnicity
9. Race
10. Community and Neighbourhood
11. Rural Society and Resource Communities
12. Emerging Issues: aging/disability/children/nation
13. Emerging Issues: Inclusion/exclusion

Learning Outcomes:
- to introduce concepts in social geography
- to explore relevant social theories
- to analyse contemporary and emerging issues in social geography


Grading System:
Letters

Passing Grade:
D (50%)

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 35 %
Assignments: 65 %

Number of Assignments:
3

Percentage of Individual Work:
100

Course Offered in Other Programs:
Yes

Other Programs:
Associate of Arts Diploma - Fine Arts
Associate of Arts Degree

Additional Comments:
Number of Assignments: Geography of Daily Life 10%, Seminars 25%, Major Paper 30%
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