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GEOG384 Urban Geography

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
Paper code GEOG384
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.15
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,627.65

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Prerequisite
54 GEOG points
Restriction
GEOG 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
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)

Teaching Arrangements

Two 50-minute lectures per week

One 50-minute tutorial every second week

Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Suggested readings will be identified.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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:
    1. Some of the major concerns with regard to urban issues, outcomes and processes
    2. Various urban planning theories and associated discourses and practices
    3. 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

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39
T2 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30, 32, 34, 37, 39

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
Paper code GEOG384
Subject Geography
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2020 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
54 GEOG points
Restriction
GEOG 215
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science
Contact
geography@otago.ac.nz
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)

Teaching Arrangements

2 lectures per week and a series of seminars scheduled in alternate weeks over the 13 weeks of semester

Textbooks
Text books are not required for this paper.
Suggested readings will be identified.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
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:
    1. Some of the major concerns with regard to urban issues, outcomes and processes
    2. Various urban planning theories and associated discourses and practices
    3. 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

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Timetable

Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard