Checking date: 16/05/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Space analysis and territorial planning
Bachelor in Sociology (Plan: 402 - Estudio: 208)


Department assigned to the subject: Humanities: History, Geography and Art Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There are no specific requirements
Provide the ability to recognize the complexity of geographical phenomena. Provide the student with the ability to identify the main geographical factors and phenomena with special impact on the relationships between the population and the natural environment. Provide the student with the capacity for the appropriate design of a sustainable approach in economic and social activities. Provide the ability to relate the knowledge of Sociology with a related discipline such as Geography. Provide the ability to recognize the global and local character of social, economic and territorial phenomena.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The subject focuses on the major processes of spatial transformation in the contemporary world, at different scales, dealing with the European Union and the Spanish case in greater detail. Phenomena such as the articulation of the territory, urbanization processes, new industrial spaces, the occupation of coastal spaces or the crisis of the traditional rural world are studied. Likewise, territorial planning policies at European, Spanish and regional levels are studied, as well as the different instruments through which they are developed. 1. The territorial consequences of social and economic processes. 2. City networks and transformation of urban spaces. 3. The rural area: a multifunctional space. 4. Industrialized spaces. 5. Transportation, communication and territory. 5. Real estate dynamics and tourist spaces. 6. Territorial planning in Europe and Spain: instruments, objectives and achievements. 7. The protection and planning of natural spaces.
Learning activities and methodology
Theoretical and practical sessions in class (2 credits), individual and team independent work (2 credits), readings (2 credits).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • BORDERÍAS, M.; GONZÁLEZ, M.; MARTÍN, E.. Procesos, estructuras y cambios territoriales europeos. Editorial Universitaria Ramón Arece. 2010
  • SOLANA, M. (coord.). Espacios globales y lugares próximos. 70 conceptos para entender la organización territorial del capitalismo global. Icaria.. 2016
  • VILARINO, A. G., & OREA, D. G. Ordenación territorial. MundiPresna. 2013

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.