Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues

The course discusses the key themes and trends in contemporary urban social geography. In-class lectures focus on segregation, daily mobility, criminality, suburbanisation and other topics, allowing to compare research from Prague with other European cities. The course also offers two field trips (to a housing estate and a suburb of Prague), on which the students' work is based. The emphasis of the course is on reading and discussion as well as its own fieldwork and its presentation. Participation and co-operation of Czech and Erasmus, as well as urban geographers and students of other disciplines, is encouraged, giving the opportunity for networking and exchange of ideas across countries and fields of study. Completion of previous courses in urban geography is not required.

 

Summer term 2019/2020: Thursdays 9 am, room Z1 in Albertov 6

Web page of the course in  Moodle .

 

Date

Stoker

Lecturer

20.2.

Introduction to the course, requirements

Adela Petrovic
Martin Ouředníček
Petra Špačková

27.2.

Prague as an urban laboratory

Martin Ouředníček

5.3.

Gentrification <br> inner city

Petra Špačková

12.3.

Housing estates

Petra Špačková

19.3.

Residential mobility and segregation

Martin Ouředníček

26.3.

Test I.

Foreigners in Prague

Adela Petrovic

Ivana Krizkova

2.4.

Film seminar

Petra Spackova
Adela Petrovic

9.4.

Social and demographic continuity and discontinuity of modern Warsaw

Mikołaj Madurowicz

16.4.

Suburbanisation

Martin Ouředníček

23.4.

Dean's Day, No Lecture

 

30.4.

Residential mobility and residential choice

Petra
Spackova Joanne Hirtzel
Marie Hornakova

afternoon

Housing field trip

Petra Špačková

7.5.

Suburban field trip

Martin Ouředníček

14.5.

no lecture (moved to 30.4. afternoon)

 

21.5.

Test II.

Adela Petrović

Course requirements and evaluation criteria 

Basic level

  • Total score in tests I and II> 50%
  • Attendance at least 7 lectures
  • Timely submission of at least 6 pre-class assignments (submitted via Moodle, annotation of required reading + answers to all questions suggested in Moodle)

Exam

  • Same conditions as for basic level plus:
  • Activity and discussion of required readings in class
  • Research Project  (in pairs)
    • discussion of research questions and literature review
    • discussion of methodology
    • Submission of draft paper
    • presentation and discussion of the research project at the "USG II conference"
    • Submission of research paper

 

Find more information in Moodle .

Lectures: Test

TestTest

 

Team work

Exercises - work in teams

 

 Field trip to Cerny Most

Field trip Cerny Most