Units of Study

SCLG3605 - Urban Transformations: Society and Space

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Mark Bray

Description

This unit explores the processes of urbanisation in the industrial and post-industrial city. It focuses on key sociological concepts and theorisations of the urban experience - community, alienation, social space, social capital, migration, displacement, suburbanisation, slums, transformations of the built environment and capital accumulation. It also explores the relationship between cities and globalisation in the global north and south and the development of cities and megacities as intensified nodes of global production and consumption and inequality.

Assessments

1 oral presentation in tutorial (500wds) (10%), 1 research essay (2,500wds) (60%) and 1 critical review (1500wds) (30%)

Textbooks

unit reader will be available through the Copy Centre

Classes

1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

SCLG1001 and SCLG1002

Prohibitions

SCLG3002

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

A timetable is not available for this session.
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