MA/PGDip Gender, Sexuality and Culture / Course details
Year of entry: 2024
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Course unit details:
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The course engages critically with cutting-edge developments in theoretical and substantive areas of urban sociology, from debates on inequalities, sociality and changing interactions in public spaces to an assessment of Sustainable Cities, Smart Cities and Sensor Cities. This course critically examines accounts of urbanisation and provides students with an understanding of evolving theoretical debates and literature in urban sociology. It explores from a sociological perspective the transformations affecting city formation and life in cities, including the shift from industrial to post-industrial economies, globalization and extensive mobility, the emergence of global cities, megacities and slums. We engage with a range of recent developments, from suburbanisation to regeneration and New Urbanism. The course examines the effects of design on use of space, and the practices and experience of living in a city. We investigate how power is performed through the built environment and the role played by the pursuit of security in the urban. This course also enhances students' knowledge and skills in conducting independent social research, developing valuable transferable skills.
Teaching and learning methods
Weekly lectures and seminars.
Written assignment (3000 word essay) 100%
Essay draft 0%
|Elisa Pieri||Unit coordinator|