Course responsible: Tatiana Fogelman (fogelman@ruc.dk)
Course instructors: David Pinder (dpinder@ruc.dk), Tatiana Fogelman, Sameer Ahmad Azizi
Location: 04.1-06.1-014 (Teorirum) 04/06 except for Lecture 1 in 01.1-028 (Lille auditorie)

Content:
PSR is an interdisciplinary course which is concerned with how social worlds and social phenomena are expressed and organized spatially, while being simultaneously subject to resource-related, environmental and planning-related restrictions and conditions. An introduction to fundamental theoretical discussions and related concepts, such as space, place, rights, (community) planning, livelihood, resource management, nature-culture and sustainability, will be provided. Empirically, examples from around the world will be included and cover rural as well as urban settings.

Goals and objectives:
The course aims to provide you with a broad introduction to the central theories, methods and concepts of the subject area.
The objective of the course is to enable you to:

  • Acquire the skills to reflect upon the special approach of the social science subject to the analysis of societal conditions via a focus on theory and target fields in an international context
  • Understand and be capable of applying concepts and theoretical approaches relating to the spatial organisation of society and its natural/resource-based foundation, and planning associated with this
  • Identify and apply relevant theories and methods from planning, space and resources to illuminate an issue, and
  • Discuss key societal phenomena on the basis of fundamental methods and theories relating to the spatial organisation of society and its natural/resource-based foundation, and planning associated with this.
Exam: June 11-12,2020 (10.00am)
The individual take-home assignment must be at least 7,200 characters in length, including spaces.The size specifications include the cover, table of contents, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices. The take-home assignment must be completed within 24 hours, including any weekends and holidays.
Assessment: Pass/Fail
For re-exam see http://study.ruc.dk/class/view/18678  

Pre-requisite for exam is passing the group assignment (see in detail below): April 7, 2020 (10.00 am)
For re-take of group assignment in case you fail in the first round  see http://study.ruc.dk/class/view/18678  

ECTS break-down: 135 hours of work 
3x10 hours in the classroom = 30 
4x10 preparation for classes (readings)  = 40
4 x 8 preparation (annotated bibliography)/ mandatory assignment = 32
13 x 1 mandatory assignment = 13
20 x 1 exam = 20