Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703001112014CULTURAL GEOGRAPHYCompulsory115
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Learning the relationship between culture and geography and geographical approach to the concept of culture. Introducing the world cultural regions.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Prof. Dr. Füsun Baykal
Learning Outcomes
1Relate the discipline of geography and the concept of culture by learning the conceptual frame of them
2Explain the relationship between the evolution and the geographical environment
3Analyze the material and abstract dimensions of culture
4Learn the characteristics of urban and rural cultures
5Learn the main topics of cultural geography
6World cultural regions
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Conceptual frame of culture (its definition, history, system and principles) Cultural evolution and revolutions Characteristics of material and abstract culture. Characteristics of urban and rural cultures. Relationship between culture and geography. Topics of cultural geography (cultural expansion, cultural ecology, cultural integration, cultural landscape and history): World cultural regions (distribution)
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Defining the concept of culture Its definitions, history and principles etc. Lecturing Lecturing + discussion Lecturing + discussion
2Analyzing the cultural systemLecturing
3Cultural evolution and revolutionsLecturing + discussion
4Explaining the relation between urban revolution and agricultural revolution and geographical environment Lecturing + discussion
5Geographical approach to material and abstract cultureLecturing
6Protection of material and abstract cultural heritage and protection statutes Lecturing + discussion + visual presentation
7Explaining the characteristics of urban and rural cultures in a comparative perspective Lecturing + discussion + Visual presentation
8Mid-term examWritten exam
9Relation between geography and culture, topics of cultural geography and comparing old and new approachesLecturing
10Relating geography and cultural diffusionLecturing
11Cultural ecology, changing approaches on human-environment relation, environmental perception and cultural integrationLecturing
12Cultural landscape, effecting factors and its historyLecturing + discussion
13European and African cultural regionsLecturing
14Islamic cultural regionLecturing
15East and Pacific cultural regionsLecturing
16Final examWritten exam
Recommended or Required Reading
CLAVAL P., 1995. La Géographie Culturelle, Nathan, Paris. CLAVAL P. et STASZAK, J-F., 2008. “Où en est la géographie culturelle ? Introduction”, Annales de Géographie, 2008/2, n° 660-661, 3-7. COSGROVE, D., 2008. “Cultural cartography : maps and mapping in cultural geography”, Annales de Géographie, 2008/2, n° 660-661. GÜVENÇ, B. 1996. İnsan ve Kültür. Remzi Kitabevi, İstanbul. TÜMERTEKİN, E., ÖZGÜÇ, N. 2009. Beşeri Coğrafya. İnsan.Kültür.Mekan. Çantay Kitabevi, İstanbul.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
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 Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Discussion10440
Self Study10440
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11414
Reading6212
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)150
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2 4   3  24   
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LO4 3   3 545   
LO5443  4 53542 
LO651     4443  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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