Theory of Geography
Study Cycle: 2
Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Rogelj Boštjan, prof. dr. Ogrin Darko
• What is science? Scientific inference and explanation in science. Science and its critics,
• Development in science, scientific change, and scientific revolutions,
• Geography within the system of sciences: affinity and different approaches.
• Geographical explanation; geographical concepts. Doctrine, paradigm, theory, system, strategy, concept, plan,
• Development of geography/geographical thinking in Ancient world, Middle Ages and Renaissance.,
• The birth of modern scientific geography (geographical determinism, possibilism and the development of regional geography),
• The history of Slovene geography,
• Development of geographic thought after 1945 (positivism and quantitative revolution, behavioral geography, modern ecological approaches in geography, humanism; radical geography; critical geography; feminist geography; Postmodern geography),
• current trends in geographical research,
• development of geography in Slovenia.