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Historical Geographies Of Urbanism (Module)

Module description

Specific aims of the module:
The module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the comparative dimensions of urbanisation from the eighteenth to the early twentieth century and to enable students to explore the relationships between urbanisation and the broader currents of economic, social and cultural change.

Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the module students will be able to compare and contrast urbanisation at different places and times in both quantitative and qualitative terms and be able to explain the relationships between social, cultural, political processes and the production of urban spaces and urban forms.

Module structure
SECTION 1: URBANISATION AND URBANISM
1-2 Urban change.
3-4 Experiencing urbanism.
SECTION 2: CITIES AND INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM
5-6 Cities as engines of economic growth.
7-8 Circulation and urban space: transporting people and moving messages.
SECTION 3:CITY SPACES: FORM, FUNCTION AND SYMBOLIC GEOGRAPHIES
9-10 Private spaces.
11-12 New public Spaces.
SECTION 4: URBAN PROBLEMS
13-14 The urban penalty.
15-16 Coping with disasters.
17-18 Order and disorder: policing and urban governance.
19-20 Urban utopias: planning the future city.
Learning Outcomes:
At the completion of the module students will be able to compare and contrast urbanisation at different places and times in both quantitative and qualitative terms and be able to explain the relationships between social, cultural, political processes and the production of urban spaces and urban forms.

Module structure
SECTION 1: URBANISATION AND URBANISM
1-2 Urban change.
3-4 Experiencing urbanism.
SECTION 2: CITIES AND INDUSTRIAL CAPITALISM
5-6 Cities as engines of economic growth.
7-8 Circulation and urban space: transporting people and moving messages.
SECTION 3:CITY SPACES: FORM, FUNCTION AND SYMBOLIC GEOGRAPHIES
9-10 Private spaces.
11-12 New public Spaces.
SECTION 4: URBAN PROBLEMS
13-14 The urban penalty.
15-16 Coping with disasters.
17-18 Order and disorder: policing and urban governance.
19-20 Urban utopias: planning the future city.

Staff information

Not applicable

Teaching pattern

20 lectures

Module assessment - more information

Examination (100%) OR 2 x 2000 word essays (if student at King's for first semester only)

Key information

Module code 5SSG2017

Credit level 5

Assessment written examination/s coursework

Credit value 15

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module Yes