Economic and Social Geography

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The department “Economic and Social Geography”

The department “Economic and Social Geography” focuses on key aspects of Human Geography within the Geographical Departments of Faculty VI “Regional and Environmental Sciences”. It has been led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ingo Eberle from 1996 to 2013 since then followed by PD Dr. Anja Reichert-Schick on an interim basis as visiting professorship.


Research and apprenticeship within Economic and Social Geography focuses on:

  • Research on Rural Regions and Regional Development
  • Population Geography and Demographical Change
  • Border Studies
  • Development and change of Cultural landscapes
  • Leisure and tourism Geography

The areas where research is mainly performed are the Greater Region SaarLorLux, Northern and Eastern Germany (focus on Mecklenburg-West Pomerania and Brandenburg), France (including the Antillean islands Guadeloupe and Martinique), Eastern Canada (Ontario, Québec and the Atlantic provinces).


This compartment offers basic lectures within the human geography, but also seminars on training skills and methods. Beside those, deepening seminars on several subjects and research projects on current topics take place to teach applied sciences and work practically.

Within the range of planning and scheduling, this department is responsible for organizing the following courses of study:

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Geography „Realschule Plus“ and „Gymnasium“ and Master of Education (M.Ed.) Geography „Realschule Plus“ and „Gymnasium“ (shared responsibility and accountability: Prof. Dr. Leif Mönter and PD Dr. Anja Reichert-Schick)

  • Bachelor Geography (minor subject) and Master Geography “Region and Landscape” (minor subject) (Responsibility and accountability: PD Dr. Anja Reichert-Schick)

Furthermore, this department is engaged in the following Bachelor and Master courses of study:

  • Bachelor Applied Geography (B.Sc.) (focal point "Studienrichtung/SR I": Regional planning and development / focal point "Studienrichtung / SR II": Physical Geography)

  • Master Applied Human Geography (M.A.) - Regional Analysis and Regional Development

Additionally Economic and Social Geography offers lectures and courses completing the framework of modules within certain Bachelor and Master courses of study in this Faculty.