Urbanism and Industrial Transition (ARCA2625)


The unit provides an introduction to the development of agrarian-based urbanism worldwide from the 1st millennium BCE and the transition to industrial-based urbanism from the mid 19th century in the European world . An integrated global approach is applied to understanding the operation of cities and the differing constraints on the growth of compact and dispersed urban settlements.The unit of study concludes with an analysis of the implications for contemporary urban life.

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


3500wd essay (60%), 1000wd tutorial presentation (30%), tutorial participation (10%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 junior credit points of Archaeology OR (6 junior credit points of Archaeology and ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)

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