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Historical Geographies of Urbanism (Module)

Module description

The module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the comparative dimensions of urbanisation from the late 19th century to 1980 and to enable students to explore the relationships between urbanisation and the broader currents of economic, social, political and cultural change. The modern and modernist city is the focus of the module, and in particular the themes of utopian thought, planning, housing, community, and heritage/conservation. The geographical focus is primarily Britain, the British empire, and the post-colonial world. 

*Please note that module information is indicative and may change from year to year.

Staff information

Ruth Craggs

Teaching pattern

18 lectures; 1 field visit in the first term

Module assessment - more information

coursework (50%) examination (50%)

Key information

Module code 5SSG2017

Credit level 5

Assessment coursework written examination/s

Credit value 15 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No