Taught in Spanish. This course introduces students to the different areas of study of Human Geography, emphasizing in knowledge and value of elements and factors that explain human activity as a modifier agent of the earth surface in its economic, political, social and cultural dimensions. The primary goals of the course are to to understand the main theoretical contributions to explain the relationship of human beings with their surroundings and spatial organization of society, and to determine the main social, political and economic problems of the contemporary world in its spatial dimension.
Students will develop an understanding of the different factors of spatial organization of societies, will come to know and understand some research methods and analysis tools for the study of the space used by the human being, and be able to analyze the interaction between human and space from different theoretical
perspectives and paradigms.
This course is taught in Spanish at Pontificia Universidad Católica and may not be offered every semester.