Seminário de Especialidade em Geografia Humana (not translated)


a) To know, analyze and interpret the evolution of Human Geography;
b) To evaluate the relevance of Human Geography face to the important scientific and technical issues of the contemporary society;
c) To reflect about the creation of new paradigms of the Human Geography;
d) To analyze and foresee the specificities of the geographic thought in a post-globalized world;
e) To establish and recognize the interception areas of Human Geography with the several related scientific domains in a logic of growing interdisciplinarity.

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Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative Inquiry and Research Design: Choosing among Five Approaches, (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks,CA: Sage. p. 53-84.
Holloway, S. L., Rice, S. P., Valentine, G. (2005). Key Concepts in Geography. London: Sage, p. 51-107.
Hubbard, P., Kitchin, R., Valentine, G. (2012). Key Texts in Human Geography. London: Sage, DOI:
Johnson, L. C. (2008). Re-placing gender? Reflections on 15 years of Gender, Place and Culture. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography, 15(6), 561-574, DOI: 10.1080/09663690802518412
Sarmiento. E. (2015). Umwelt, food, and the limits of control. Emotion, Space and Society, 14, 74-83.

Teaching method

Expositive and participative teaching; discussion of case-studies; field work ; final debate using the systemic method of de Bono, to boost lateral thinking, perception capacity, creativity and team building.

Evaluation method

Individual essay, formatted as an article, 15-20 pages, based on literature and documental information, resulting from autonomous research, eventually field work (60%). Oral presentation with powerpoint (20 minutes) followed by public debate (30%). Debate according to de Bono method of the 6 hats, based on a topic selected by the students, with individual presentation (10%).

Subject matter

1) To know and reflect about some of the main branches of Human Geography, such as: Rural Geography, Population Geography, Services Geography, Political geography, Cultural Geography, Radical Geography, Gender Geography, Geography of Religions, Emotional Geography
2) Origin and recent evolution of the several branches of Human Geography
3) To reflect, identify and assimilate the different approaches and research methods in Human Geography
4) Spatial organization of the societies and relation between peoples and environments
5) Challenges for Human Geography to achieve a sustainable development face to an uncertain future.


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