Sociology of social space
|Course code module||3BSOC-020|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
No specific comptences are requiered.
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Sociological insight in the relationship between society and its physical environment (in its larger sense).
3. Course content
The course is focused on several topics within the field of the social construction of space. Spatial organisation and territory, the use of distances and proximity are considered at different societal levels. At a micro level, we explore the organisation of the private domain and living and of distance patterns in man and society, as well as the culture of common and public spaces. At the meso level, the course deals with land and property as sources of power and status, community studies (the so called 'collapse' and 'revival' of communities), urban and rural images, the territorial organisation of local authorities, spatial zoning. Localisation and zoning conflicts are dealt with in particular (NIMBY/LULU). The macro level, finally, concerns the territorial behaviour of states, the urban system and its dynamics and the issue of (spatial) globalisation.The course includes a few (small) exercises, to be prepared individually and discussed during the plenary sessions.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesExercise sessions
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparationOpen bookOpen questions
Continuous assessment: Assignments
6. Compulsory reading – study material
A text book contains all the necessary articles. The hand outs with the headlines, illustrations and instructions for the exercises are available after the lessons (Blackboard).
7. Recommended reading - study material
See study material.
After class and by appointment.
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