GEO-20406 Human Geography: Theory and Practice


Studiepunten 6.00

Individual Paper1
Independent study0
Course coordinator(s)dr. K Doughty
dr. AM Rijke
Lecturer(s)dr. K Doughty
dr. AM Rijke
Examiner(s)dr. K Doughty

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

GEO-37306 Global Landscapes and Place-Making


Note: This course can not be combined in an individual programme with GEO-10306 Human Geography.
In this course students learn to combine theoretical and conceptual thinking, and ways to analyse and understand the reciprocal relationships between humans and their environment. The course explores human geographical perspectives on the meanings of places and spaces for individuals and society. We critically examine the relationship between people and their environments from a variety of angles, including the social construction of nature and wilderness, and the relationship between nature and human health and wellbeing. The course will provide students with an essential introduction to human geography as it is applied to understanding interactions between society and the natural environment.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- understand and apply geographical concepts associated with the interaction between people and the environment;
- understand the main tenets of the social construction of nature;
- analyze the relationship between the environment and human health and wellbeing;
- analyze and evaluate different interpretations of the environment.


- literature study;
- lectures.


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


A reading list will be made available.

Verplicht voor: BBNForest and Nature ConservationBScA: Spec. A - Policy and Society1AF
BESEnvironmental SciencesBScA: Spec. A - Environmental Policy and Economics1AF
Verplicht voor: WUPPNBSc Minor Policies, People and Nature Conservation1AF