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290246 VO Basic Concepts and Paradigms in Geography (2011S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie

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Language: German

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Wednesday 09.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 16.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 23.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 30.03. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 06.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 13.04. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 04.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 11.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 18.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 25.05. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 01.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 08.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 15.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 22.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 29.06. 15:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal II NIG Erdgeschoß

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims at presenting the historical development of geographical basic concepts and paradigms. It starts with the classical concepts of landscape and regional geographies, whose "systems", understanding of the objects of research and basic terms will be scrutinised. These concepts serve as examples for explaining "paradigm" (in a post-KUHN version), a term employed by philosophy of science, and for introducing the relevant elements and aspects of scientific paradigms. We will continue discussing the most relevant paradigms of human geography up to the present, which includes examining the spatial concepts and models of explanation involved. Furthermore, we will study the basic principles of philosophy of science and epistemology supporting the particular paradigms. The last module focuses on strategies on dealing with the recent pluralism of paradigms in geography.

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