The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the history, theories, and methodologies of cultural geography. The course will introduce certain key geographical concepts such as place, sense of place and landscape, and these will be discussed in relation to Sri Lanka .
The course is organized under four broad subject areas: 1. Space and culture, new cultural geography; 2. Cultural change as spatial changetheories of cultural change, historical forces of cultural change, localization and globalization; 3. Cultural geography of South Asia especially of cultural groups, questions of national culture, cultural revivalism, and multi-culturalism; and 4. Methodologies of cultural geographydescriptive and interpretive methods, ethnography, and documentary sources. Some sections of this course will be conducted in the form of seminars at which students are required to read papers and participate in discussions.