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Spatial Sociology

Prostorska sociologija

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (30 hours of lectures, 0 hours of exercises, 30 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

prof. dr. Marjan Hočevar






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology

Short content

Disciplinary framework and baseline study of socio-spatial relationships and processes. Social character, significance and function of space; territoriality as an element of social action and the constitution of society. Urban and rural as a subject of sociological study: the significance of suburbanization processes. Urbanization as a world (global) process: the socio-economic and cultural features of urbanization in different parts of the world. Specificity of Slovenian settlement system: sociological analysis. Location and accessibility in the place and space. Social, temporal and spatial distance. Territoriality and territorial identity. Hierarchical and / or networking in space/place. Information and communication technologies and their impact on regional development; local-global convergence in the globalization process; physical and virtual space. Problems of socio-spatial development in Slovenia.

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