THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Methodological Debates in Society and Space (P01832)
This course provides students with knowledge of advanced debates around the role of spatial imaginaries and methodologies in the social sciences and humanities. The subject uses directed readings and seminar discussions to explore the place of spatial theory and method in constructing distinctive social scientific and other knowledges. The course also examines the relationship between academically-formed spatial knowledges and other frameworks of spatial and environmental knowledge, including the spheres of policy and the everyday. The subject is designed to be responsive to the specific research interests of students and requires students to read in a specialist area relevant to the design of their proposed research.
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 11 weeks
First Class Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- Appreciate the skills required for postgraduate study and understand where appropriate training is available;
- Be familiar with a range of spatial methodological debates current in the social sciences and related fields;
- Know the relationship between theory and methodology and techniques;
- Present, in written form, a critical evaluative summary of a methodology or methodological debates relevant to their proposed research topic.
Written assessment of 3,000 words
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Ms Caroline Keir
Prof Jane Jacobs
Course Website : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/postgraduate/MSc/mscprogrammes/geores/
School Website : http://www.geos.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.scieng.ed.ac.uk/