Geog 4040 6.0 2008-9 Urban Historical Geography
In view of the disruption of the strike, let's make the deadline for assignment #1 one week after the strike ends.
This course introduces the topic of urban historical geography. Historical geography combines the approaches of history and geography to give you both a temporal and spatial perspective on urban areas. It is a powerful perspective because it allows synthesis in both time and space. We can't really understand the complex phenomena of the historic city unless we are prepared to look at it from a spatial perspective. Empirical research is very important in historical geography and we expect you to develop your research skills further in this area.
Proposed course schedule click here
|David Harvey (2006) Paris, Capital of Modernity Routledge ISBN 0-415-95220-4 about $30.50 in the bookstore|
Additional readings are required. The full bibliographic details are listed on the proposed course schedule. Most are currently available online through the university's website or available in hardcopy in the university library. To access the journal articles from home you may need to use your York Library barcode, and PIN.
You also need to be able to access the historic newspapers available online through the university's website, or available via microfilm in the Scott Library. Onlie access is best.
Assessment - Revised
There will be two written assignments, one of which is a major research paper.
|Component||Format||Length (approx.)||% of course total|
|Assignment #1||Directed essay||6-8 pages||20%|
|Assignment #2||Investigation of research materials and write-up||15-20 pages||60%|
|Research proposal||2 pages||included in research paper|
|Participation & Presentation||Seminar participation and presentation||20%|