GEOG 523

Qualitative Methods in Human Geography

Units: 1.5

This course will explore a range of theoretical and methodological approaches in qualitative analysis as it applies to human geography. Students expect to gain expertise in understanding epistemological orientations of objectivism, constructionism and interpretivism. Identification of a range of traditional and innovative methodologies that students may consider for research projects such as: ethnography, phenomenology, discourse analysis, etc. Common interview strategies and data collection and analysis methods and approaches will be explored.


  • Masters students are required to take one of GEOG 518, GEOG 523, GEOG 524 or another 'methods' based course on recommendation of the supervisory committee as approved by the Graduate Adviser.

Graduate course in the Geography program offered by the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Summer 2018

Note that not all courses are offered in every term. If a course is not offered, the schedule page will alert you that "No classes were found that meet your search criteria."