Geography: Cultural Geography

Geography: Cultural Geography (B.A.)

In the study of geography, the focus is on understanding social developments and natural processes in their spatial dimensions. Students can look forward to various subject areas for which many, different methods are used: Cartography, observations, interviews, GIS. In addition to cultural geography, students have a wide range of electives at their disposal, such as: Economics, Sociology, Political Science, or a Linguistics (students must choose one of these electives).

What is the degree program about?

Ecological crises and environmental problems, globalization and regionalization, migration, intercultural communication, and urban and regional development are just a few examples of socially relevant topics that are among the central contents of current geographic education at universities.

Students deal with the description, explanation and interpretation of social and natural phenomena and their interactions in a spatial perspective. They face the challenge of understanding and explaining social and ecological change as well as the complex interactions of humans with their environment.

In their studies, they address causes and effects at global and local scales. They are enabled to participate actively and competently in solving spatially related social and ecological problems.

Cultural Geography also deals with societies and the spatiality of human activity.

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