Undergraduate | CUR-GPH320 | 2024
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Explore urban geography in this subject that probes how humans interact with cities. Discover the origins of the city. Consider sustainability challenges cities currently face including globalisation and consumption. Ponder cities of tomorrow.
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 13 weeks
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will:
- critically evaluate the processes of globalisation and the key theoretical and conceptual ideas relating to cities including contested claims to place
- develop technical skills required to collate, manage and analyse empirical information on cities and regions and apply appropriate research skills and ethical practices to research
- analyse the interrelationships between cities and their regions and communicate complex research data and ideas through different media using a range of technologies
- explore new and experimental approaches for understanding.
- The Allure of the City
- Putting Cities First
- Origins of the City
- City Worlds: Social
- Geographies of the City
- Global Cities: Command and Control
- Fear and the City
- Cities in Decline?
- Developing World Cities
- The Creative City
- Sustainable Cities
- Tourist-Historic Cities
- Cities of Tomorrow
This subject was previously known as Global Cities and Regions.
This subject explores the key concepts and approaches for understanding cities. The subject draws on consideration of the processes of globalisation, gentrification and urban contestations shaping the social geographies of cities.
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- Essay (50%)
- Presentation (50%)
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You won't be able to enrol into this subject if you've already successfully completed or currently enrolled in the following subject(s) as they are considered anti-requisites due to the similarity of the content.
CUR-GPH513 is an anti requisite subject to CUR-GPH320. Students are not required to enrol in CUR-GPH320 if they have completed CUR-GPH513.
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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What to study next?
Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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