GEOG 240 - Social Geography

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.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15


GEOG 101 Society and the Environment, GEOG 100 Introduction to Human Geography,
OR consent of the Instructor.

Other social science students welcome.


Non-Course Prerequisites:






Course Content:
- Introduction and Theories
- Work and Class
- Poverty
- Housing and Homelessness
- Crime Disorder
- Gender
- Immigration/Migration
- Ethnicity
- Race
- Community and Neighbourhood
- Rural Society and Resource Communities
- Emerging Issues: aging/disability/children/nation

- 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%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 100


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.