People, Place and Culture

Faculteit Ruimtelijke Wetenschappen
Jaar 2021/22
Vaknaam People, Place and Culture
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam People, Place and Culture
Leerdoelen 1. Define, interpret and contextualize key concepts from the field of cultural geography and related disciplines, regarding glocalization, community development, and everyday geographies
2. Discuss the meaning of various cultural geographical concepts in relation to both wider societal developments and everyday life and practices
3. Reflect on their positionality regarding topical issues in the field of cultural geography
4. Conduct a group research project on a concrete geographical issue in the Northern Netherlands
5. Problematize a concrete geographical issue, using concepts and literature from the field of cultural geography
6. Make effective use of a media database (Nexis Uni)
7. Present and do justice to the variety of views on a concrete geographical issue
8. Take responsibility for and agree upon the planning and project management of a group assignment
Omschrijving In this course, students will be introduced to important concepts in the field of cultural geography and related fields such as sociology, anthropology, cultural studies and human geography more broadly. The relation between people, places and cultures will be discussed extensively.
Literature and lectures will be centered around the following themes:
the interaction between the global and the local - glocalization;
community (development) in a globalizing world;
everyday geographies and exclusion;
applying concepts in geographical research.
Lectures, guest lectures and independent study of literature are applied to introduce various concepts related to the themes. Acquired knowledge is tested in a digital exam.
Next to this, students can participate in reflection sessions, guided by lecturer(s). The discussions will focus on either obligatory literature or video documentaries. Students can chose to participate in order to be better prepared for the exam.
Throughout the course, students will work on a group assignment. In this assignment they will conduct research on a concrete geographical issue in the Northern Netherlands. Within a wider theme group, students will select a ‘contested case’, and do justice to the multiplicity of views on the issue. They will present their findings in an autonomous presentation (max. 6 minutes), i.e. running independently without a presenter.
Assessment consists of the following products/activities: the intermediate digital short essay exam (50%) and the assignment (50%) – specifically the autonomous presentation and the justification report.
Uren per week 6
Onderwijsvorm Discussion sessions, Guest lectures, Independent study, Lectures, Seminars
(Students will actively engage in discussions on obligatory literature and film/documentaries.)
Toetsvorm Active participation, Group assignments, Tentamen digitaal
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. K. Salemink
Docent(en) ir. B.M. Boumans, MSc. , P. Hanna de Almeida Oliveira, PhD. MA. MSc. ,dr. ir. E.W. Meijles , C.L. Prell ,dr. K. Salemink ,dr. G. van der Vaart
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Lectures have obligatory literature (academic papers) related to them, that will be announced on Nestor – students are expected to find these papers themselves through the university facilities
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
BSc Human Geography & Planning  (Basic programme Human Geography & Planning) 2 semester I b verplicht
BSc Spatial Planning and Design  (Optional courses BSc Spatial Planning and Design) 3 semester I b keuze
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Cultural Geography) - semester I b verplicht
Pre-master programmes FSS  (Pre-master Society, Sustainability and Planning) - semester I b verplicht