Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703002362007CULTURAL GEOGRAPHYElective242
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To make the students understand the relation between geography and culture and the main research areas in cultural geography
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Füsun BAYKAL
Learning Outcomes
1To be able to analyze, synthesize and relate the culture and geography
2To be able to relate and assess the concepts of material and immaterial cultures, urban and rural cultures from a geographical perspective
3To be able to understand the past and present approaches in cultural geographical studies and research subjects (cultural expansion, cultural ecology, cultural integration, cultural landscape, cultural history etc.)
4To be acquainted about the cultural regions of the world
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
* Theoretical frame of culture (definitions, history, principles) * Definition of cultural geography, fields of interest and research areas * Cultural expansion (types of cultural expansion, affecting factors, cases) * Cultural ecology (ecology, ecosystem, habitat, dimensions of interaction in cultural ecology, environmental perception, and ways of perception) * Cultural integration (reasons, affecting factors, cases) * Cultural landscape (forms of perception, affecting factors, rural and urban environmental factors, cases) * World cultural regions (Europe, Islam, Africa, East, Oceania) * Recent approaches in cultural geography (issues, spaces etc.)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Definition of the concepts of “culture” and “geography”Discussions
2Summarizing the cultural evolution and revolutions (geographical conditions, worldwide distribution, characteristics and results)Discussions
3Introducing material and immaterial culture, characteristics of urban and rural culture.Discussions
4Relating culture and geography and explaining the basics of cultural geographyDiscussions
5Research topics in cultural geographyDiscussions
6Explaining the cultural expansion on the basis of geographyDiscussions
7Analyzing cultural ecology from a human-environment relation perspective (environmental determinism and possibilism) and relating it to cultural integrationDiscussions
8Midterm
9Analyzing cultural landscape (formation, forms of perception, affecting factors, rural and urban landscapes, differences and similarities) Discussions
10Introduction to world cultural regionsDiscussions
11European cultural regionDiscussions
12Islamic cultural regionDiscussions
13African cultural regionDiscussions
14Eastern cultural region and OceniaDiscussions
15Recent approaches in cultural geography (issues, spaces, publications etc.)Discussions
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
Tümertekin, E., Özgüç, N. (2009). Beşeri Coğrafya: İnsan, Kültür, Mekân. Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul. Güvenç, B. (1996). İnsan ve Kültür. Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11818
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)60
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO122   1 21 
LO23 323    2
LO333 1323  3
LO42 2    22 
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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