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by the end of this module, students should be better equipped to
1. Explain the key processes of urbanisation in a historical and contemporary context.
2. Identify and assess the processes that produce, and are produced by, urban areas.
3. Compare and contrast the urban experience in different regions of the world.
4. Undertake independent fieldwork and work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
Understanding the City - your urban imagination
Industrialisation and urbanisation
Global and world city identities
Covid 19 and the city
Greening the city
Contemporary urban issues - poverty and inequality; housing; sustainability
Future city imaginaries
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: 3,000 words||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Group project, incorporating in-person/virtual fieldwork, tutorial preparation and presentation and final group report||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: An online multiple choice exam covering topics from across the module||Week 11||n/a||Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will be provided with feedback on their group project via Brightspace after it has been graded. Group feedback will also be provided on the presentation. Students will peer-assess others in their group via a template form they must complete at the end of the group project.
|Dr Alma Clavin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Niamh Moore Cherry||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 31, 32||Wed 11:00 - 11:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 25, 30||Wed 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 28||Mon 14:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 28||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 28||Wed 09:00 - 09:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 4||Week(s) - 28||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 5||Week(s) - 28||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 6||Week(s) - 28||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|