Units of Study

SCLG3605 - Urban Transformations: Society and Space

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: David Mark Bray


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, class formation, 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, consumption and inequality.


1x500wd oral tutorial presentation (10%), 1x1500wd critical review (30%), and 1x2500wd research essay (60%)


A reader will be available through the Copy Centre


1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr seminar/week


SCLG1001 and SCLG1002



Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit for students who are already enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program. As part of the 2014 curriculum review this unit of study has been replaced by SCLG2617. This unit of study will not be offered again.


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