GEOG 3023 - Cities in the Global South

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2018

Cities in 'developing' countries face a range of issues often distinct in nature and scale from cities in 'developed' countries. This course provides a focused exploration of cities in the developing world and equips students with the theoretical tools necessary to analyse these issues and the processes which underpin them. This course will examine cities from across the developing world but it will pay particular attention to rapidly urbanising countries such as India and China. The issues discussed will vary from year to year but will include at least four of the following: population growth and urbanisation; housing; urban restructuring and global economic networks; environmental sustainability; transport, access and mobility; location and supply of infrastructure and services.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code GEOG 3023
    Course Cities in the Global South
    Coordinating Unit Geography, Environment and Population
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 4 hours a week
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites At least 6 units of Level II undergraduate study
    Assumed Knowledge Basic concepts in urbanisation as taught in Urban Futures
    Course Description Cities in 'developing' countries face a range of issues often distinct in nature and scale from cities in 'developed' countries. This course provides a focused exploration of cities in the developing world and equips students with the theoretical tools necessary to analyse these issues and the processes which underpin them. This course will examine cities from across the developing world but it will pay particular attention to rapidly urbanising countries such as India and China. The issues discussed will vary from year to year but will include at least four of the following: population growth and urbanisation; housing; urban restructuring and global economic networks; environmental sustainability; transport, access and mobility; location and supply of infrastructure and services.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Jennifer Bonham

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Knowledge
    1.    Processes of urbanisation in selected ‘developing’ countries.
    2.    Problem constructions of cities in the ‘developing’ world.
    3.    Current debates on addressing urban issues.
    4.    The relationship between urbanisation and ‘development’.
    5.    Theoretical frameworks and key concepts used in studying urbanisation and development.

    Skills
    6.    Locate, synthesise and critically engage with urban research.
    7.    Identify, locate and analyse primary data sources.
    8.    High level written and verbal communication skills including the ability to construct and communicate logical and appropriately  supported arguments.
    9.     Ability to work in teams.

    University Graduate Attributes

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  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There are no required text books for this course but the book Cities and Development (first or second edition) is highly
    recommended. All required reading will be available through MyUni.
    Recommended Resources
    Books
    Fox, S., and Goodfellow, T. (2016). Cities and Development 2nd Edition. London: Routledge.
    Edensor, T., and Jayne, M. (2012). Urban Theory Beyond the West: A world of cities Abingdon, UK: Routledge


    Journals: Urban focus
    Cities
    City & Society
    Environment and Urbanization
    Habitat International
    Journal of Urban History
    Landscape and Urban Planning
    Urban Climate
    Urban Studies

    Journals: Discipline focus with articles on urbanisation
    Landscape Ecology
    Local Environments
    World Development


  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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