GGR318H5 Political Geography

GGR318 Course Desciption

Course Description

Political geography is concerned with the spatial expression of political entities and events. It involves analysis at a variety of scales ranging from the local to the global. The control and manipulation of territory and the imposition of political boundaries and political ideas are central to this analysis. The course provides discussion on nation building, the emergence of the state system, theories on the state, and the role of the state as provider of services and regulator of activities and electoral geography and governance. This course fulfills one field day.

Credits: Social Science, Experiential Learning

Lecture hours: 24

Exclusion: None

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Core Skills Developed

  • understanding of the operations of political representation at different geographic scales
  • field work employing methods applicable to political geography
  • critical writing and communication