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Geography

Courses Available - Fall 2017


POWER, KNOWLEDGE, GEOGRAPHY
GEOG-3445-001 (3) Tuesday 1:00-3:45pm

This course examines the power of geographical ideas in shaping social values and understandings. Seminars focus on analyzing spatial formations of various historical and contemporary topics such as colonialism, nationalism, warfare, popular culture, science, racism, surveillance, the body, genocide, the climate crisis, and fundamentalism. Students are asked to consider how 'the production of space' accompanies and influences the production of knowledge, revealing connections between geography and power. Additional in-depth work is required to receive credit at the 4000-level.

URBAN REVITALIZATION
GEOG-3413-001 (3) Thursday 1:00-3:45 pm

Issues surrounding growth and development have been replaced by concerns about decline and revitalization in many North American and European cities. This course will focus on urban decline and revitalization efforts. Theories of decline and the demographic, economic, and physical changes that occur in declining city neighbourhoods will be discussed. The course will then explore revitalization efforts, drawing extensively on case study material from selected cities as well as field and project work within Winnipeg. Broad approaches to revitalization, revitalizing the commercial sector, attracting people back to the inner city, leadership and the role of partnerships, rejuvenating older, greying suburban neighbourhoods, and planning for long term sustainability will be among the topics discussed.

INTRODUCTORY HUMAN GEOGRAPHY: PEOPLE, CULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT
GEOG-1102-002 (3) Monday / Wednesday 2:30-3:45pm

Attitudes to the world are determined to a great extent by culture. The ways in which people behave, socially and geographically, are determined by systems of belief and cultural understandings. The focus of this introductory course is the role of culture in determining geographical patterns and landscapes. It will consider language, religion, rural and urban settlement, global and gender inequities, the expression of power in the landscape and the changing global political landscape. Emphasis will be placed on current developments in the tension areas of the world.

HYDROLOGY
GEOG-3210-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 2:30-3:45pm
4CM13

This course examines all major components (precipitation, evaporation, streamflow, groundwater) of the hydrologic cycle with the most attention being given to surface hydrology. The emphasis throughout the course will be placed upon the methods by which each component may be measured or estimated. Additional topics to be covered include the causes and consequences of floods, flood frequency analysis, estimation of peak streamflows, snow hydrology, sediment transport, water balance methods, and urban hydrology. Weekly assignments will provide experience in the practical aspects of data treatment, measurement techniques, and methods of prediction.

Prerequisites: GEOG-1201 and GEOG-1202 or permission of the instructor.

ARCHITECTURE AND CITY PLANNING
GEOG-4409-001 (3) Wednesday 1:30-4:30
2C16

This course explores the relationship between architecture and the city form, functions and planning in the social and historical context of the 20th century. Planning theory and practice is more specialized and separated from architectural theory. Yet, architecture has an important visual and functional impact on the urban form of the city and its planning. We survey the major architectural schools (Art Nouveau, Bahaus, International Style) and the cultural avant-garde trends (Futurism, Surrealism, Situationism), and their relationship to and impact on city planning are surveyed.

PrerequisitesGEOG-2414 or GEOG-2415.


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