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Urban Social Geography II: Contemporary Issues

Garant/ka předmětu

Martin Ouředníček


letní semestr

Počet kreditů

7 credits (ZS/LS, 2/1, zk, z)

Moodle předmětu

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  • The Urban Social Geography II: Contemporary Issues is the second part of the course Urban Social Geography. It is held during the summer semester and arranged along the fundamental themes in contemporary urban studies. In the writer term, the first part, Urban Social Geography I: Key Theoretical Approachesintroduces key theoretical approaches within the field of urban geography.

    The Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues course discusses the key themes and trends in contemporary urban social geography. In-class lectures focus on segregation, daily mobility, criminality, suburbanization 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). The emphasis of the course is on reading and discussion as well as on own fieldwork and its presentation and cooperation within the student´s teams. Participation and co-operation of Czech and Erasmus students, 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.

  • Course requirements and evaluation criteria

    Basic level:

    Total score in tests I and II > 50 %

    Attendance of at least 7 lectures (excluding Introduction), including compulsory attendance of discussion seminars

    Timely submission of at least 6 pre-class assignments (submitted via Moodle, annotation of required reading + answers to all questions suggested in Moodle)


    Same conditions as for basic level plus:

    Activity and discussion of required readings in class

    Research project (in groups)
    – discussion of research questions and brief literature overview
    – discussion of methodology
    – submission of draft paper
    – presentation and discussion of research project at the „USG II conference“
    – submission of research paper

    Note: Completion of previous courses in urban geography is not required.

  • Urban Social Geography: Key Theoretical Approaches (USG I)

    • winter term, 12 lectures, 7 credits (ZS, 2/1, zk, z)

    Urban Social Geography: Contemporary Issues (USG II)

    • summer term, 12 lectures, 7 credits (LS, 2/1, zk, z)

    Some pictures from lectures:

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