Urban Geography

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Urban Geography

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Geography, Urban Studies and Planning

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    GEOG 102 or 108 points

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    18
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The urbanisation process; cities as part of an urban system; how social relations help shape patterns of land use and urban form; equity and power in the urban environment.

    Learning Outcomes
    By the end of the course, GEOG 215 students are expected to be able:
    -To demonstrate a critical understanding and evaluation of:
    1.Some of the major concerns with regard to urban issues, outcomes and processes
    2.Various urban planning theories and associated discourses and practices
    3.Some key principles and concepts that underpin urban visions and urban transformations

    -To search for, retrieve and reference analytical information about urban transformation through use of academic and popular literature available in print and online sources

    Course Structure
    Lectures: The mode of teaching is based primarily on lectures. However, active student involvement in class, small group discussions and brainstorming sessions will be encouraged.

    Tutorials: There is a tutorial programme that runs on alternate weeks of the semester. The purpose of the tutorials is to engage in discussion and debate about the readings with your peers, learning with and from each other.

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