Australian Cities and Regions

La Trobe University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Australian Cities and Regions

  • Host University

    La Trobe University

  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Agricultural Business, Agricultural Leadership and Communications, Australian Culture, Business, Economics, Environmental Sustainability, Geography, Government, Pacific Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Most Australians live in the suburbs of the metropolitan cities yet most of the wealth created and the national myths originate in the rural regions. In this subject we will offer a critical, historical and comparative overview of the development of Australian cities and their regions into the twenty-first century. The core case study of the Melbourne city and North Central Victorian region is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today. The role of a large metropolis as a globally connected centre contrasts with the peripheral location of the production of resources and cultural imaginings, yet the paths of these locations have diverged. Resource management, cultural and economic development, liveability and sustainability, increased mobility, and heritage and technological innovations are bringing these regions back together.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.