Social Geography (NOD21I1)

  • Level of study undergraduate studies
  • Teacher: Ph.D. Ivan Ratkaj
  • Subject status: elective
  • ECTS: 6
  • Semester: III
  • Number of classes: 2+2
  • Condition: /

To provide scientifically funded knowledge about social geographical space and its structure; to explain the significance of geographical knowledge in social practice; to explain the complexity of relations between different social groups.

Students will be able to actively participate in the activities on the improvement and humanising of the relationships between different social groups (professional, ethnic, confessional, etc).

Theoretical lectures

Subject, scientific goals and tasks of social geography; Phases in the development of social geography; Social geography and anthropogeography; Social geography and humanities (anthropology, urban geography, rural geography, social ecology, etc); Social geography and different areas of social practice (social policy, rural policy, spatial planning, rural planning, etc); Research methods in social geography; Human settlements and populations in the social geographical conception; Fields of social geography: housing, work, education, supply, leisure and communications; The concept of a social group; Social groups and geographical processes; Social life and types of spatial structures; Spatial-functional research of groups with the same and different lifestyles; Social geography and planning; Social geographical aspect of the community and state organization; Functional relations in the spatial complex of the city.

Practical lectures

Elaboration of research methods applied to social geographical space. Analysis of the social structures in given territorial units.

Knox P., Pinch S.: Urban Social Geography, Prentice Hall, Harlow, 2000.
Ruppert K., Schaffer F., Mair J., Paesler R.: Socijalna geografija, Školska knjiga, Zagreb, 1981.

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