EGS2015S - Society & Space

24 credits at NQF level 6

Entry Requirements:

For BSc: EGS1003S; For BA or BSocSc: EGS1003S or Social Science Foundation course and two full first year Humanities courses, or equivalent.

Course Outline:

Spatial thinking sits at the core of Geographical scholarship, and space and human societies are always mutually constitutive. This course explores how geographers have theorised space and place as central to understanding historical processes, social relations and cultural practices. Focusing particularly on Africa and other regions of the global South, the course covers foundational Human Geography concepts including modernity, landscape, memory, heritage, identity and inclusion. Through theoretical work and field-based experiential learning, we examine how space and place both shape and are shaped by a range of power dynamics.