Units of Study

SCLG2617 - City and Society

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Mark Bray
Phone: +61 2 9114 0970
Email: david.bray@sydney.edu.au


Cities are synonymous with modernity and modernisation; hence, sociologists have long sought to understand the unique features of urban society. In the first part of this unit we explore foundational theories of urban sociology in their historical contexts. In the second part we examine how these theories have been challenged both through the structural transformation of established cities and through the emergence of many new types of cities in the rapidly urbanising developing world.


500wd equivalent oral presentation (10%) and 1500wd critical review (30%) and 2500wd research essay (60%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points in Sociology




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