Urban Sociology - SO712

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5) DR VA Miller

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

The 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.

Details

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Contact hours

22 hours (11 one hour lectures and seminars per week)

Availability

Available 2016/17

Method of assessment

50% coursework (30% essay of 3000 words and 20% seminar participation) plus 50% exam

Preliminary reading

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.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

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
Comparative urbanism

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