Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
703004272014BEHAVIORAL GEOGRAPHYElective474
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Questioning the understanding of “absolute space”, apprehending the effects of space on human behaviour in human-space interaction, having knowledge and developing ideas on how to construct more liveable places/environments for all.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd. Doç. Dr. İlkay Südaş
Learning Outcomes
1After taking this course, the students can; Apprehend that space cannot be considered only in absolute forms,
2Look to the human-environment interaction beyond the determinist approaches
3See their own environment from a wider perspective by understanding the mental representation of places/environment and its subjectivity based on these representations.
4Make a simple metal mapping research
5Develop ideas how to create more liveable environments for all.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Emergence and development of behavioural geography, mental representation of space, mental/cognitive maps place attachment and place identity, territoriality, behavioural geographical studies in Turkey.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Emergence of behavioural approach in geography within the history of the disciplineLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
2Research areas in behavioural geographyLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
3Perception and representation of space ILecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
4Perception and representation of space IILecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
5Mental maps: Application and discussionLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
6Mental maps: Their properties and analysisLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
7Examples from mental mapping studies and discussionLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
8Mid-term exam
9Personal space and territoriality I Lecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
10Personal space and territoriality I Lecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
11Place attachment and identity ILecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
12Place attachment and identity ILecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
13Behavioural geographical studies in TurkeyLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
14Discussion on examples from Turkish literatureLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
15Discussion on examples from Turkish literatureLecturing, PPT presentation, discussion
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
ALİAĞAOGLU, A. 2007. “Davranışsal Coğrafyaya Bir Örnek: Ögrenci Merkezli Balıkesir Şehir İmaji”. Fırat Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi: 17 (1): 17–44. BİLGİN, N. 2013. “Abraham André Moles ve Nissonoloji”. Prof. Dr. Asaf Koçman’a Armağan Kitabı (Editör: E. ÖNER). Ege Üniveristesi Yayınları. İzmir. GOLD, J.R. 1980. An Introduction to Behavioural Geography. Oxford Universtiy Press. Oxford GOLLEDGE, R. 2008. “Behavioural Geography and the Theoretical/Quantitative Revolution” Geographical Analysis 40: 239–257 GÖKTEN, C., İ. SÜDAŞ. 2014 “The Image of Australia: A Case Study on the Mental Maps of Turkish Immigrants in Sydney” Journal of Geography and Geology. Vol.6, No.2 pp.82-92 GÖREGENLİ, M. 2010. Çevre Psikolojisi: İnsan-Mekân İlişkileri. İstanbul Bilgi Üniveristesi Yayınları. İstanbul. KARAKUŞ, P. 2007. İzmir Kültürpark'ının İzmirliler Açısından Anlamı ve Kültürpark Hakkındaki Temsilleri. Ege Üniveristesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü. Yayımlanmamış Yükseklisans Tezi. İzmir LYNCH, K. 2010. Kent İmgesi. Yapı Kredi Yayınları. İstanbul ÖMÜRİŞ, E. 2007. Bir Kamusal Alan Olarak Konak Meydanı’nın Mekân Kullanımı Açısından İncelenmesi. Ege Üniveristesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü. Yayımlanmamış Yükseklisans Tezi. İzmir SÜDAŞ, İ., M. GÖREGENLİ. 2012. “Cognitive Maps of Europe: Geographical Knowledge of Turkish Geography Students”. European Journal of Geography, 3(1), 41-56. TUNCEL, H. 2002. “Türk Öğrencilerin Zihin Haritalarında İslam Ülkeleri” Fırat Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi: 12 (2): 83–103 TÜMERTEKİN. E., N. ÖZGÜÇ. 2012. Beşeri Coğrafya: İnsan, Kültür, Mekân. Çantay Kitabevi. İstanbul TOLUN, B. 1980. “Davranışlara Yönelik Coğrafya: Aglo-Saksonların ‘Behavioral Geography’si ve Sosyo-Ekonomik Deneyimleri”. Istanbul Üniversitesi Cografya Enstitusu Dergisi: 23: 257–278
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination111
Final Examination111
Attending Lectures14228
Self Study14228
Individual Study for Mid term Examination8216
Individual Study for Final Examination8216
Reading15230
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO2 3   4   5   
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LO4  5  5  5    
LO5          5 5
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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