City and Society (SCLG2617)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

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

Faculty/department permission required?

No

Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Junior credit points in Sociology

Prohibitions

SCLG3002, SCLG3605

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