The urbanisation process; cities as part of an urban system; how social relations help shape patterns of land use and urban form; equity and power in the urban environment.
|Paper title||Urban Geography|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,059.15|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,627.65|
- 54 GEOG points
- GEOG 215
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music, Science
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- Teaching staff
Course Coordinator: Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett
- Paper Structure
Lectures: The mode of teaching is based primarily on lectures. However, active student involvement in class, small group discussions and brainstorming sessions will be encouraged.
Seminars: There is a seminar programme that runs on alternate weeks of the semester. Students must prepare a draft reading log in advance of the seminar sessions.
Assessment is 60% internal (on-going during the semester) and 40% external (final examination)
- Text books are not required for this paper.
Suggested readings will be identified.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking,
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- Learning Outcomes
- By the end of the paper, GEOG384 students are expected to be able:
- To demonstrate
a critical understanding and evaluation of the contested and provisional nature of:
- Some of the major concerns with regard to urban issues, outcomes and processes
- Various urban planning theories and associated discourses and practices
- Some key principles and concepts that underpin urban visions and urban transformations
- To search for, retrieve and reference analytical information about urban transformation through use of academic and popular literature available in print and online sources
- To demonstrate a critical understanding and evaluation of the contested and provisional nature of:
- Teaching Arrangements
Two 50-minute lectures per week
One 50-minute tutorial every second week