We did it! Critical Geography course accepted!

25 Nov

The critical geography course has been accepted and will be offered Winter 2012!

This is what we know:
It will be taught by PhD student Natalie Doodan
GEOG 398G SELECTED TOPICS IN GEOGRAPHY Special Subject: CRITICAL GEOGRAPHIES
Prerequisite: 30 credits completed or permission of the department.
Winter /4 Lect AA M—— (18:00-20:15) SGW H-561

You can register on Moodle in the course registration section. I haven’t been able to find the course description posted anywhere, but I imagine it is the same as what we posted earlier. We may be in discussion about the reading list in the next few weeks, so if you have suggestions pass it along…

[Edit Nov 28 to add:  Message went out from the Department today stating “This course will fulfill for URBS study students URBS 370 or your 3 credit requirement of Anth/Sociology and for Geography students it will fulfill your 300 level requirements.” The course description was also attached.

Description: This course proposes a critical examination of space, power, and justice through an introduction to key contemporary geographers. The term critical geographies is used here to refer to the work of prominent geographers who foreground disparities based on gender, race, sexuality, and social class in the making of geographical worlds. The course reviews the emergence and development of critical geography within the broader context of critical social theory, and examines how approaches like Marxism, feminism, and post-colonialism have shaped the analysis of geographers since the late 1960s. Through an exploration of critical geographies, the course aims to enrich students’ ability to recognize how power, privilege, and values are written in space, and through space. Students will also be encouraged to apply a critical framework by analyzing contemporary social movements, practices of power, and pressing social and ecological concerns.

-k ]

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2 Responses to “We did it! Critical Geography course accepted!”

  1. geogging November 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm #

    YAY!

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