The City and Social Change
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16 weeks weeks
- 24 Oct 2022
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate coherent theoretical knowledge of urban sociology and the current issues and debates within urban studies;
- critically analyse and interpret the often complex urban social processes and problems, and of their wider causes and effects;
- independently examine the formation and nature of the modern city using a broad range of examples and perspectives; and
- demonstrate the ability to formulate cogent discussion points and arguments, and to communicate this coherently to specialist and non-specialist audiences.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Criminology To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
The city has been a central theme in sociology since the inception of the discipline. More recently, 'urban studies' has emerged as an area of interdisciplinary investigation across sociology, political science, social geography and political economy. In this subject you will examine major perspectives in the analysis of urban life from early classics — Weber, Simmel and the Chicago School — to key contemporary debates. Questions discussed include: What is the city and what is its relationship to the rural? How have cities contributed to democracy and to the market economy? How do cities reflect and generate wider social transformations? You will examine urban social divisions, gentrification, urban crime, urban social movements and urban governance.
Assessment 1 Quiz: 500 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-2,4 Assessment 2 Essay: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Assessment 3 Take Home Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Final Examination 2000 words (45%)
Current study term: 23 Oct 22 to 02 Dec 22
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