GEOG8000 - Theoretical Perspectives in Geography 1
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The course aims to provide the candidates with knowledge base that may help to maneuver in the complex landscape of theory and theoretical discussions in geography and tools for theorizing in their PhD work.
Knowledge: By participating in this course the candidate will gain insight into processes of theorizing and engaging with theory in Geography.
Skills: The course provide the participants with tools to think, discuss and write theoretically about geographical research, by identifying, critically assessing and positioning themselves in relation to recent theoretical discussions in geography.
General competence: The course will enable the PhD-candidates to reflect on the relationship between the individual PhD Project and its theoretical position in current debates in geography.
Læringsformer og aktiviteter
The course is organized around two activities: seminar and academic writing. Before the seminar, participants must submit a reflection note to form the basis of their paper. The seminar consists of lectures by scholars who are international capacities in their field. During the seminar, the candidates must present the draft paper. After the seminar, the candidates finalize the paper on relevant theoretical perspectives in geography, connecting to their own PhD project, current debates and course readings. The paper will be commented upon by fellow course participants and later approved by the department.
Activities: Seminar, lectures, presentation of paper, paper writing, peer review. Compulsory assignments: Seminar participation, written paper and peer reviewing of paper.
Form of assessment: Approved paper. The course is taught in English.
- Seminar participation, written paper and peer reviewing of paper
Vurderingsmelding krever godkjent undervisningsmelding samme semester. Obligatorisk aktivitet fra tidligere semester kan godkjennes av instituttet.
MA in Geography or equivalent. Candidates must have started a PhD. project before taking this course.
Will be provided when the course begins.
- * Skriftlig eksamen plasseres på rom 3 dager før eksamensdato.