Place, Regions and Identities

Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode CFMCG01A05
Vaknaam Place, Regions and Identities
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a

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Leerdoelen Upon completion of this course, the students should be able to:

1. Explain the main concepts and discussions on the changing role of culture in globalizing societies and illustrate these with practical examples.

2. Distinguish and discuss different theoretical perspectives on this topic.

3. Synthesize between different research trends, concepts and discussions on the role of culture in globalizing societies across different scales.

4. Contextualize these conceptual discussions to concrete hypothetical and/or real-life situations.
Omschrijving With increasingly globalizing societies, culture and identity processes have undergone remarkable changes. Regional culture and identity have become important tools to internally create social cohesion in an increasingly individualistic and networked society, and lead to socio-economic development in a globally competitive market place. Paradoxically, that has been noted to homogenize culture and connect individual identities on a global level.

This course considers some of the key overarching concepts and ideas in geography, especially as they pertain to this role of culture and identity in places and regions in a globalizing society. The course is general in its focus (i.e. no specific location implied) but highlights concrete patterns and processes likely to be active in specific places through both conceptual and empirical discussions.

To different extents, the course addresses the Sustainable Development Goals 10 (reduced inequalities), 11 (sustainable cities and communities), 13 (climate action), 15 (life on land), as well as 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions).
Uren per week 28
Onderwijsvorm seminar
Toetsvorm Exam
Vaksoort master
Coördinator prof. dr. C.F. van den Berg
Docent(en) C. de Wolff ,prof. dr. C.F. van den Berg
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
MSc Cultural Geography 1 semester I a verplicht
MSc Spatial Sciences (research)  (Optional thematic courses (GERMTTO) year 1 and 2 Spatial Sciences) - semester I a keuze
Msc Philosophy, Politics and Economics 1 semester I a keuze