The Urban Century: Movement, Cities and Space
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- 20 Feb 2023
This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 44,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this subject you will be able to:
- Observe and reflect upon global forces through a sociological lens
- Evaluate the impact of global forces on 21st century society and culture through a structured research project or other written work
- .Critically evaluate and justify both individual and group performance through active participation and continuous learning
- Analyse, synthesise and reflect upon the quality of empirical evidence from different scholarly sources
- Reflect upon the realities of global urban living that they regularly confront, and evaluate the tools of analysis that may best enable them to critically evaluate these processes.
- Demonstrate a level of research, reflection and writing appropriate for a third-year sociology student
- Explore topics in global and urban sociology they could pursue in graduate study or research
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
130cp at 1000 level or above NCCW (2020 and onwards) SOCI3015 Growing up in the Modern Age: Global Childhoods
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Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA units offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in units through OUA will be withdrawn.
This unit explores how sociologists understand the collective challenges of a global world. Research into global issues includes international migration, global cities, the rise of information & surveillance capitalism, global value chains and transnational financial flows, global interconnections of everyday actors and elites and the global consequences of climate change. Students explore the role of local communities and cultures in reshaping and regulating global forces and power structures underpinning globalism, nationalism and cosmopolitanism. We will examine the changing roles of civil society and local community in creating alternatives to the twin powers of states and markets, from successes and failures to future opportunities and emerging risks. By exploring the relationships between space, place and people through contemporary case studies (for example, global cities and social infrastructures, the sociology of risk and crisis, resilience and disasters; global migration, border politics and citizenship rights) students will build on and extend previous learning in theory and methods, with the option of a fieldwork project focused on a case study.
- Participation (20%)
- Quizzes (30%)
- Major assigment (50%)
Current study term: 19 Feb 23 to 04 Jun 23
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