2007 HPA204 Place and Environment

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HPA304

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Problems of place and space have become increasingly important in many areas of contemporary thought. Very little attention has been given, however, to the philosophical analysis of these concepts or to any detailed examination of their role and significance. The unit examines the nature and significance of the concept of place and the role of topographic notions in relation to concepts of spatiality and environment. The approach is essentially philosophical, but will not presuppose any prior philosophical expertise. A variety of sources will be drawn upon ranging from literature (including writers such as Proust and Wordsworth) through to philosophy (including thinkers from both Anglo-American and European traditions) and psychology.

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT: 2,000-word assignments (40%), 3-hr exam (60%)

TEACHING PATTERN: 2 hrs lectures weekly, 1-hr tutorial fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Video conferencing - W
A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
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Prereq 25% level 100 from any faculty
M.Excl HAC212/312, FST297/397

STAFF: Dr L Toiviainen

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