OverviewThe course discusses the main approaches which have developed in urban sociology through an exploration of some of the major themes. These themes include urbanisation under capitalism, planning, post-industrialism, globalisation, social differentiation, multiculturalism, protest and social movements, and comparative urbanism (Asian and African contexts). Approaches considered within these will include Marx, Weber, the Chicago School, the Manchester school, and post-modernism.
This module appears in:
22 hours (11 one hour lectures and seminars per week)
Method of assessment
50% coursework (30% essay of 3000 words and 20% seminar participation) plus 50% exam
Hubbard, P. (2006) The City. London: Routledge.
Lim, J. and Mele, C. (eds.)(2005) The Urban Sociology Reader. London: Routledge.
Maconis, J. and Parillo, V. (2009) Cities and Urban Life: International Edition. London: Pearson.
Legates, T. and Stout, F. (2011) The City Reader. London: Routledge.
On completion of the module the students should gain an understanding of:
The main approaches in urban sociology
Writing on key themes and issues in this field