- Code SOCY2035
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Sociology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Sociology
- Areas of interest Geography, Environmental Studies, Sociology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
Intensifying processes of urbanisation worldwide mean that cities will dominate the twenty-first century. This course explores some of the profound changes that are currently taking place in cities and evaluates what this means for understanding contemporary social transformation. Through a range of case studies, this course investigates how cities are the sites of some of the most significant technological, ecological, social and cultural challenges of our time. It introduces a range of critical urban theories that can help to explain these diverse challenges, in addition to pinpointing some progressive political and ethical responses that might improve the liveability and sustainability of cities as they swell in scale and diversity.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- understand historical and contemporary sociological accounts of cities and urbanisation;
- evaluate the contribution that the discipline of sociology makes to the study of social transformation and social inequality in cities;
- identify different forms of social transformation in cities and analyse their diverse effects; and
- reflect on and discuss their own learning as it relates to the key themes, debates and theories of the course.
- Tutorial paper (800 words) (20) [LO 1]
- Canberra case-study paper (1,500 words) (30) [LO 2,3]
- Research essay (2,500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3]
- Tutorial participation (10) [LO 4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 35 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, and 11 hours of tutorials; and
b) 95 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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