Earth and society : perspectives from geography

lgeo1111  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Earth and society : perspectives from geography
4 credits
30.0 h + 15.0 h
De Keersmaecker Marie-Laurence; van Wesemael Bas;
Main themes
The course tackles three themes that are used to illustrate the more important geographic theories and models . The first theme concerns the use of geographic space and its measurement, the systematic principles of the environment, the evolution of ecosystems and their degradation. The second theme concerns techniques for the analysis of geographic space with respect to ecological problems. This includes theories that relate to population and natural resource use. The third theme covers the present day macro-geographical organisation of space. The course is completed by practical exercises that introduce the student to fundamental geographic tools (maps, aerial photos, satellite images, statistical data, cadastral data) as well as to field techniques.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The course is an introduction to the analysis of geographic space. From this perspective, it comprises, in addition to the basic elements of human geography, a more ecological approach that takes account of the relationships between people and their environment.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Other information
Evaluation: written examination and evaluation of practical works. Support: overhead transparencies written by the teachers
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Geography : General

Bachelor in Mathematics

Minor in Geography

Minor in Scientific Culture