PřF:ZD351 Approaches in SGRD - Course Information
ZD351 Theoretical and methodological approaches in SGRDFaculty of Science
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/0/4. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- RNDr. Petr Daněk, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Robert Osman, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- RNDr. Petr Daněk, Ph.D.
Department of Geography - Earth Sciences Section - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: RNDr. Petr Daněk, Ph.D.
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Course objectives
- The main objective is to repeat and deepen student`s knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches in human geography and to link them to individual students PhD research projects.
- Learning outcomes
- After finishing the course, student will be able:
- to identify major theoretical approaches to human geography;
- to understand and discuss major strengths and weeknesses of particular approaches, and major objections to them;
- to navigate herself/himself in the literature;
- to make connections between theoretical and methodological approaches;
- to give reasons for selection of particular approaches and methods in her/his research project (typically PhD thesis);
- to present and defend such a selection.
- 1. Traditional approaches to geographical research. Pozitivism and its criticism.
- 2. Post-pozitivist approaches and their legacy in contemporary human geography.
- 3. Cultural turn, post-modernism, post-structuralism, and post-colonialism, and their application in theory and methodology of geographical research.
- DANĚK, Petr. Geografické myšlení: úvod do teoretických přístupů (Geographic Thought: Introduction to Theoretical Approaches). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2013. 172 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6694-6. doi:10.5817/CZ.MUNI.M210-6694-2013. Čítárna Munispace info
- Key thinkers on space and place. Edited by Phil Hubbard - Rob Kitchin. Second edition. Los Angeles: Sage, 2011. xv, 510. ISBN 9781849201018. info
- International encyclopedia of human geography. Edited by Rob Kitchin - N. J. Thrift. 1st ed. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2009. xxiv, 472. ISBN 9780080449135. info
- Key concepts in geography. Edited by N. J. Clifford. 2nd ed. Los Angeles [i.e. Thousand Oaks, Calif.]: Sage, 2009. xvi, 462. ISBN 9781412930215. info
- MURDOCH, Jonathan. Post-structuralist geography : a guide to relational space. First published. London: SAGE, 2006. ix, 220. ISBN 9780761974246. info
- Practising human geography. Edited by Paul J. Cloke. 1st pub. London: SAGE Publications, 2004. xvi, 416. ISBN 0761973001. info
- Introducing human geographies. Edited by Paul Cloke - Philip Crang - Mark Goodwin. London: Arnold, 1999. xv, 368 s. ISBN 0-340-69192-1. info
- LIVINGSTONE, David N. The geographical tradition : episodes in the history of a contested enterprise. First published. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 1992. viii, 434. ISBN 0631185860. info
- Teaching methods
- Brief introduction (lecture), class discussions based and compulsory reading, and short presentation of individual student`s projects.
- Assessment methods
- 1. Notes from compulsory readings
2. Presentation of individual project (theoretical approaches and methods used in dissertation research).
3. Oral exam.
- Language of instruction
- Further Comments
- The course is taught each semester.