SAL-10306 Human Geography


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. ir. M Duineveld
Lecturer(s)ir. JH Postema
drs. MB Duizendstraal
dr. E Turnhout
dr. ir. M Duineveld
OTHER FFH van de Mosselaer
dr. JH Behagel
dr. ir. MGP van Veller
ir. CM van Zeist
Examiner(s)dr. ir. M Duineveld

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The course provides an overview of the reciprocal relationships between people and the environment, places and spaces. Both the ways in which people have an impact on the environment and the ways in which people are affected by the environment will be scrutinized. The course will be addressing subjects such as visitor(s) management, the multiple meanings of space and place, the politics of heritage, contested landscapes and so on. On the fore are the different conceptual perspectives adopted by geographical theory. In the lectures we will focus on models that enable us to understand the relations between people and the environment.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of the course the students are expected to be able to:
- explain how different people interpret the environment;
- explain how people produce the environment;
- describe how the environment is enabling and constraining human behaviour;
- define the main geographical concepts associated with the interaction between people and space;
- recognize the role of human and material agency in the constitution and transformation of spatial behavior and experience of people;
- apply geographical theories and concepts to the analysis of spatial settings;
- analyze spatial conflicts between social actors;
- construct a paper that complies with academic standards;
- collect relevant literature.


- literature study;
- lectures;
- individual paper;
- group work and discussions.


Written exam and individual paper.



Verplicht voor: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBSc2AF
BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2AF
Verplicht voor: WULAPBSc Minor Landscape Architecture and Planning2AF