The purpose of this course is to look at the origins of cities and the development of urban society in order to learn more about the foundations on which modern cities have been built. The urban revolution that saw the rise of the first cities will be the starting point for the course, followed by an examination of the pre-industrial city, the influence of the Middle Ages on modern cities, the profound effects of industrialisation, and subsequent development of the Western city.
Topics include unique factors affecting Australian cities as these developed in the 19th century and thereafter; and some the development of non-Western, non-industrial cities.
A 3,000-word research essay, tutorial participation, and a final examination.
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 12 hours of tutorials; and, b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6635||01 Jul 2019||03 Jul 2019||12 Jul 2019||09 Aug 2019||In Person||N/A|