- Traditions in social geography
- Different social geography theories
- Social geography and everyday life
- Restructuring society and space
- "The geography closest in” (Rich, 1986)
- Body as surface
- Body as project
- Cartesian dualism
- Marked bodies: gender, sexualities, race, and disabilities
- Definitions and classifications
- Social construction of place
- Social meanings of the built environment
- In place/out of place
- Urban morphology and the social arrangement of cities
- Public space, private space, quasi-public space, and the public realm
- Homelessness and housing
- Regulating sex work
- Urban life in Western places
- The neoliberal city and social life
- Patterns of socio-economic inequality
- Social interaction and community
- Online-offline geographies
- Theories of power and control
- Public institutions and private life
- Governance structures
- Places of exception
- Social justice
- Geographies of fear and crime
- Role of the built environment
- Neoliberalism and the carceral state
- Race vs. ethnicity
- Spatial discrimination of racialized groups
- Colonies, enclaves, congregations, and ‘ghettos’
- Nationalism and internal Orientalism
- Colonialism and Indigeneity
- Defining agency
- Conflict and transgression
- Place and resistance
- Speaking from the margins
- Social activism and civic responsibility
- Transnational activism
- Online and offline social networks
- ‘The Power of Place’
This course will employ a variety of instructional methods to accomplish its objectives, including some of
- In-class activities, such as mental maps
- Fieldwork and/or field trips
- Videos/DVDs/digital media
- Individual and/or team projects
- Small groups discussions
- Map analysis
The evaluation will be based on course objectives and will be carried out in accordance with Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will provide a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria during the first week of classes.
An example of an evaluation scheme would be:
|Preparation & participation||10%|
- Synthesize the concepts, techniques, and theories of social geography.
- Communicate effectively orally, graphically, in writing, and using quantitative methods.
- Describe the development of social geography and explain the alternative paradigms of social geography.
- Explain the concept of the spatial structuring of social differences and inequalities.
- Apply the concepts, methods, and theories to different scales of geographic analysis.
- Describe and analyze the arrangements and patterns of different types of groups within a given society.
- Evaluate the most relevant issues and needs confronting different groups within a given society.
- Describe and analyze the concepts and spatial patterns of social transformation through the collection, interpretation and presentation of relevant geographic data.
A text or custom course reader may be used. Texts will be updated periodically. A typical example of a text would be:
Del Casino, V. J., Thomas, M.E., Cloke P., and Panelli, R. (Editors) (2011). A Companion to Social Geography. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Supplemental course materials may include:
Anderson, J. (2015). Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces, 2nd Edition. London, UK: Routledge.
Del Casino, V. J. (2009). Social Geography: A Critical Introduction. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
Enos, R. D., & Cambridge Core EBA eBooks Complete Collection. (2017). The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics. New York, NY; Cambridge.
Kitchin, R. (2007). Mapping Worlds: International Perspectives on Social and Cultural Geographies. London, UK: Routledge.
Knox, P. and Pinch, S. (2009). Urban Social Geography: An Introduction. Toronto, Canada: Prentice-Hall.
Moss, P. and K. Falconer, eds. (2008). Feminisms in Geography: Rethinking Space, Place and Knowledges. Lanham, Maryland: Rowan and Littlefield.
Panelli, R, (2004). Social Geographies: From Difference to Action. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE
Smith, S. (2010). The Sage Handbook on Social Geographies. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE.
Turley, B. (2018). Feminist Spaces: Gender and Geography in a Global Context. London, UK: Routledge.
Valentine, G. (2001). Social Geography: Space and Society. New York, NY: Prentice-Hall.
Jhally, S. (2009). The Codes of Gender?: Identity and Performance in Pop Culture. Media Education Foundation.
Marx, F. (director, producer, editor) (2004). Boys to Men [video recording]. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation.
Morris, S. (writer, director, & producer), Wise, T. (writer), Earp, J, (writer) (2014). White Like Me: Race, Racism, and White Privilege in America [video recording]. Northampton, MA: Media Education Foundation.
Newsom, J.S. (writer, director, & producer) (2014). The Mask You Live In [video recording]. New York, NY: Virgil Films.
Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.
|Institution||Transfer Details||Effective Dates|
|Alexander College (ALEX)||ALEX ARTS 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Athabasca University (AU)||AU GEOG 3XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Capilano University (CAPU)||CAPU GEOG 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Coast Mountain College (CMTN)||CMTN GEOG 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|College of the Rockies (COTR)||COTR GEOG 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Coquitlam College (COQU)||COQU GEOG 204 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)||KPU GEOG 2XXX (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Langara College (LANG)||LANG GEOG 2270 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|North Island College (NIC)||NIC GEO 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Northern Lights College (NLC)||NLC GEOG 240 (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 241 (3)||2015/09/01 to -|
|Simon Fraser University (SFU)||SFU GEOG 241 (3)||2004/09/01 to 2015/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31|
|Thompson Rivers University (TRU)||TRU GEOG 2XXX (3)||2010/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GEOG 2XX (3)||2009/09/01 to -|
|Trinity Western University (TWU)||TWU GEOG 2XX (3)||2004/09/01 to 2009/08/31|
|University Canada West (UCW)||UCW GEOG 2XX (3)||2015/01/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 255 (3)||2005/05/01 to 2014/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 2nd (3)||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO)||UBCO GEOG 2nd (3)||2014/05/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 2nd (3)||2019/05/01 to -|
|University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV)||UBCV GEOG 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2019/04/30|
|University of Northern BC (UNBC)||UNBC GEOG 206 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of the Fraser Valley (UFV)||UFV GEOG 241 (3)||2004/09/01 to -|
|University of Victoria (UVIC)||UVIC GEOG 2XX (1.5)||2004/09/01 to -|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 2nd (3)||2004/09/01 to 2014/12/31|
|Vancouver Island University (VIU)||VIU GEOG 344 (3)||2015/01/01 to -|