Comparative Studies of Ideas and Cultures (3rd level)Modul:
Course code: 92
Year of study: Not specified
Workload: lectures 45 hours, seminar 45 hours
Course type: general elective
Languages: Slovene, English
Learning and teaching methods: lectures, discussion classes
Course syllabus (download)
Second-cycle Bologna degree in the relevant track or a university (level VII) degree.
Content (Syllabus outline):
The course comprehensively addresses the territorial governance, focusing on actors (individuals, economic subjects, administration) at different territorial levels. It addresses the relationship between individual and nature as well as the impacts of the social actors in the territory.
In particular, the course deals with:
- the impact of individuals and society on spatial structures,
- the role of various social groups in spatial processes,
- territorial governance,
- the organisation of society and territory,
- the social and territorial transformations,
- policy impacts in the space,
- the relationships among the actors in society and space,
- urban-rural relationships,
- participatory planning.
The course focuses on some less represented topics, like geography of aging, subjective knowledge of people and behaviour.
- Nared, J., Bole, D. (eds.) 2020: Participatory research and planning in practice. Springer, Cham.
- Nared, J. 2007: Prostorski vplivi slovenske regionalne politike. Ljubljana.
- Nayak, A. Jeffrey, A. 2011: Geographical Thought. An Introduction to Ideas in Human Geography, 1st Edition. Routledge.
- Progress in Human Geography. Sage.
- Economic Geography. Taylor & Francis.
- Regional Studies. Taylor and Francis.
Objectives and competences:
The course will direct the students into studying territorial and social processes, where the students will be able to recognize main actors, policies, and tendencies and explain them in relation to contemporary development concepts and theories. The study will cover structural and processual aspects of development and will raise students’ capacity to analyse, interpret and use available good practices and development tools.
Intended learning outcomes:
- knowledge on theories, concepts, models and methods in the field of spatial and social studies
- capacity to define key development tendencies in region and to interlink them with contemporary theories
- capacity to recognize key development actors and to include them into the development processes
- identification and effective use of methodological approaches for analysing, planning and managing regional processes
- Long written assignment (100 %)