Syllabus query

Academic Year/course: 2017/18

419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management

28309 - Human geography: land structures and processes II

Syllabus Information

Academic Year:
28309 - Human geography: land structures and processes II
Faculty / School:
103 - Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
419 - Degree in Geography and Land Management
Second semester
Subject Type:
Basic Education

5.1. Methodological overview

The learning and teaching methodology developed in the course is aimed to promote the attainment of its objectives. A wide range of teaching and learning activities is implemented, such as interactive lessons, practical exercises, individual or group activities, directed activities, field work and private study.

A high level of student participation will be required from all students throughout the course.

Extensive material will be available via the Moodle site of the course. This offers a variety of resources including a repository of the lecture notes used in class, a course syllabus as well as other forms of course-specific materials, including a discussion forum. 

5.2. Learning tasks

Lecture sessions:  37.5 hours

Interactive, individual or group activities:18.5 hours

Directed activities: 43 hours

Field work: 4 hours

Private study: 44 hours

Assessment: 3 hours


5.3. Syllabus

The lecture course will address the following topics:

1. Introduction to Economic Geography

2. Geographical analysis of economic activities

3. Globalization and spatial organization for economic activity

4. Natural resources

5. Farming

6. Industrial activity

7. The service sector

5.4. Course planning and calendar

For further details concernig the timetable, classroom and other information of the course please refer to the

“Facultad de Filosofía y Letras”  web site (

5.5. Bibliography and recommended resources

Basic bibliography:


LEBEAU, R. (2004) Les grands types de structure agraire dans le monde. Paris, Armand Colin. 7ª Edition.

MENDEZ, R. (1997) Geografía Económica. La lógica espacial del capitalismo global. Barcelona.

MÉRENNE-SCHOUMAKER, B.(2002) La localisation des industries. Enjeux et dynamiques. Rennes.           

MÉRENNE-SCHOUMAKER, B (2003) Géographie des service et des commerces. Rennes

ROMERO, JUAN (Coord). (2007) Geografía Humana. Procesos, riesgos e incertidumbres en el mundo globalizado. 2ª Edición. Barcelona. Ariel.

RUBENSTEIN, JAMES M. (2011) The cultural landscape. An introducction to Human Geography. Pearson. Oxford

SEGUÍ PONS, J. M.; MARTÍNEZ REYNÉS, M.ªR. (2004):Geografía de los transportes. Palma de Mallorca, Universitat de les Illes Balears, 443 pp.


Further reading:

HAGGETT, P. (2001)  Geography. A Global Synthesis. Prentice Hall-Pearson Education. England. 833 pp JOHNSTON, R.J., GREGORY, D. Y SMITH, D.M. (2000). Diccionario de Geografía Humana. Ed. Akal, Madrid. 592 pp


Other references:

Academic journals of Geography

Various nacional and international statistical sources

Reports from differents organizations national and international

Differents databases (Dialnet)