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290009 UE Exercises Course in Urban Geography, Group A (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).


max. 35 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Jeweils von 13:45 - 14:45 Uhr im Konferenzraum C520 (NIG 5.Stock)

Friday 18.10. 09:15 - 10:45 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 30.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 13.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 27.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 11.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 15.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518
Wednesday 29.01. 12:00 - 14:30 Hörsaal 5A Geographie NIG 5.OG A0518


Aims, contents and method of the course

In this lecture, theoretical concepts of urban research are addressed by implementing concrete research projects. Students will be guided to develop their own empirical work on current urban geographical research questions (development of research design and methodology, implementation, presentation of results) in small groups.
The general topic of the course (city image and urban identity in different spatial and socio-economic contexts, perception, city marketing, over-tourism) is conceptualized, operationalized and implemented together with the students using different empirical methods (mental maps, observation, document analysis, evaluation of secondary data).
The final presentation of results will take place in an interactive workshop format together with UE Stadtgeographie (Gruppe B).

Assessment and permitted materials

2 homework/reading tasks (individual work, literature on current research questions and theory)
Planning and conduction of empirical work (empirical survey, optional mapping / survey, observation and / or secondary data analysis)
presentation of results

Compulsory attendance (1 unit can be missed), active participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance and individual work task (15%)
empirical work in small groups (55%)
presentation of results (30%)

all exam parts need to be delivered

Examination topics

no final exam planned

Reading list

Baur N. und Blasius J. (Hrsg.) (2019).Handbuch Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung.-Wiesbaden. https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC15311660
Dodds v. R. und Butler R. (2019).Overtourism. Issues, realities and solutions.-Berlin u.a. https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC15373073
Breyer-Mayländer T. und Zerres C. (Hrsg.) (2019). Stadtmarketing.-Wiesbaden. https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC15449671
Faßmann, Heinz, / Bähr, Jürgen / Jürgens, Ulrich (2004): Stadtgeographie : 1 : Allgemeine Stadtgeographie. Braunschweig: Westermann ; 2004 ; 1. Aufl.
Hilber, Maria Luise [HerausgeberIn] (2012): Stadtidentität der Zukunft : [wie uns Städte glücklich machen]. Berlin : Jovis Verl. https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC08811718
Selby, Martin (2004): Understanding urban tourism : image, culture and experience. London [u.a.] : Tauris
Ziervogel, Daniela (2011) Mental map-Methoden in der Quartiersforschung
Häußermann/Siebel (2004): Stadtsoziologie. Eine Einführung

Association in the course directory

(L1-b1) (BA UF GW 14)

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