Human Geography

Module coordinator:

Assist. Prof. Nika Razpotnik Visković, Ph. D. Research Fellow at Anton Melik Geographical Institute ZRC SAZU, Assistant Professor in the field Geography

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MODULE DESCRIPTION

Human Geography module examines the relationship among individual, society and space. Individual and society act in the space, shape it and transform it into a cultural landscape. Reversely, also space influences both, individual and society.

The module examines the cultural values, practices, discursive and material expressions and artefacts of people, the cultural diversity and plurality of society, and how cultures are distributed over space, how places and identities are produced, how people make sense of places and build senses of place, and how people produce and communicate knowledge and meaning.

 

The module also examines sustainable development and territorial governance, focussing on main actors and their spatial interactions. It examines the societies’ attitude to resources (human-environment systems, sustainable management of natural and cultural resources, ecosystem services and their contribution to humans, food systems, landscape and sustainability, environmental justice, vulnerability, resilience), organization of society in space, and sustainable practices.

 

Special emphasis is on understanding social innovation, mobilizing and empowering local communities, studying social relationships and governance structures. Space is regarded as a manifestation of numerous contemporary and historical processes, is examined with contemporary research methods and interpreted as a specific part of the heritage.

Module general elective courses

Cultural Geography ǀ

Assist. Prof. Jani Kozina, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Enviromental behavior ǀ

Assist. Prof. Aleš Smrekar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Heritage intepretation ǀ

Assist. Prof. Aleš Smrekar, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Historical geography ǀ

Assoc. Prof. Matija Zorn, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Social geography of karst ǀ

Assist. Prof. Mateja Breg Valjavec, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Social innovations and territory ǀ

Assist. Prof. David Bole, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Sustainable development ǀ

Assist. Prof. Nika Razpotnik Visković, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6

Territorial governance ǀ

Assist. Prof. Janez Nared, Ph.D.,

ECTS: 6