Geographical approaches to issues in contemporary urban policy and planning, including employment, housing, transport, social services and health care.
This course provides a critical insight into the social and economic tranformations taking place within cities, current challenges and responses.
|Paper title||Advanced Urban Geography|
|Teaching period||Semester 2 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,409.28|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
This paper is available to students at or above the 400 (i.e. graduate) level.
Please contact Professor Etienne Nel for information on the recommended background for this paper.
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- Teaching staff
Course Co-ordinator: Professor Etienne Nel
- Paper Structure
The course is based on lectures, student-led seminars and a research project.
This paper is 100% internally assessed.
- Teaching Arrangements
One 2-hour lecture/seminar per week.
Relevant readings are provided for each lecture.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical
thinking, Environmental literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
- Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to:
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of key urban theories, discourses and practices
- Collect and analyse data, and draw meaningful insightful conclusions from a local case study that contributes to wider debates in urban geography
- Effectively communicate research findings both orally and in written forms
- Critique and evaluate how urban space is shaped by and shapes social and economic relations