GEO-10306 Human Geography


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Course coordinator(s)dr. AM Rijke
Lecturer(s)dr. ir. M Duineveld
prof. dr. ir. ES van Leeuwen
dr. LAW Jans
dr. AM Rijke
dr. ir. CPG Driessen
MS Middelman
T Rowe
Examiner(s)dr. AM Rijke

Language of instruction:



Note 1: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with GEO-20406 Human Geography: Theory and Practices.

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 this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain how humans interpret and produce the environment
- explain how the environment is enabling and constraining human behaviour
- illustrate the main human geographical concepts related to social/material interactions
- illustrate the role of human and material agency in the constitution of spatial behaviour, land use and landscapes
- apply human geographical theories and concepts to the analysis of human and spatial interactions
- write a paper that complies with academic standards
- collect and use the relevant literature to write a paper that complies with academic standards
- show the consequences of the creation of landscapes on people’s lives


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


- written exam (50%);
- individual paper (50%).



Verplicht voor: BLPLandscape Architecture and PlanningBSc2AF
Keuze voor: WUNCGBSc Minor Natural Resource Conflict and Governance2AF