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290369 UE Excercises in Rural Geography: Peripheries and Remote Areas, Group A (2019S)

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 served).


max. 30 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Introduction: 10.4.2019 (1,5 hours)
In the field: 31.5.-1.6.2019 (Steinbach an der Steyr)

Wednesday 10.04. 08:30 - 10:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Monday 17.06. 12:15 - 13:45 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409


Aims, contents and method of the course

This course offers an introduction to questions of regional development with a focus on sustainability in the different peripheral and rural regions of Austria. We will deal with questions that are region-specific, we will take an in-depth look at regional potentials and institutions and we will analyse how projects are implemented. In doing so, we will draw on perspectives from human, social and economic geography, spatial planning, regional policy and regional development. Essentially we will be dealing with different models of regional development, comparing them (e.g. centre vs. periphery) and discussing current examples of regional development in Austria.

Assessment and permitted materials

Attendance of all appointments, active participation (especially for tracking, in interviews and in conversations/discussions), short presentation during field trip (including hand-out), written group work.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

1. To heighten participants' awareness of questions of regional development with a focus on sustainability in different peripheral and rural areas of Austria and related problems and chances. 2. To get to know institutions and analyse relevant literature. 3. To gain practical experience of using methods of empirical social research: interviews using questionnaires, interviews with experts.

Examination topics

Required literature and presented material from the course instructor (both will be made available in the first lecture).

Reading list

Course literature details are released in the first lecture and are uploaded on to Moodle.

Association in the course directory

(B11-3.3) (L1-b2) (BA UF GW 14)

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