Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Two 1-hour lectures per week, and one one-hour tutorial |
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This subject is a level 2 subject designed for students who have experience in writing essays of up to 1,000 words at University level. It is recommended that students have successfully completed at least 25 points of level 1 or level 2 subjects that include essay based assessment.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005) and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Nicole Cook
Faculty of Science
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject examines how the spaces inside cities, the qualities and resources of their built environments, and the features of their neighbourhoods and communities, enhance or limit the opportunities of different groups of city dwellers. Starting from conceptual positions that foreground inequality, difference and encounter, we ask who benefits and who loses from particular socio-spatial arrangements. Issues investigated will include: the growth of gated communities for the wealthy; homelessness; the privatisation of urban public services; cities as the spaces of identified social groups (women, youth, those of particular ethnicities) and the urban activisms associated with such 'differences'; interactions in public space and in the micro-public places of the multicultural city. Cases and examples will be drawn from cities around the world, primarily from developed countries. Students will explore the socio-spaces of Melbourne in research for their major essay.
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This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students will have:
• developed their ability to evaluate critically different theories and analytical approaches;
Students who have successfully completed the subject 705-289/121-019 Urbanisation and Urban Development are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
Development Studies |
Environmental Geographies, Politics and Cultures major
Environments Discipline subjects
Urban Design and Planning major
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