URBNG002 Urban Imaginations
CORE: URBNG002 URBAN IMAGINATIONS
Term 1 (2011)
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To equip suitably qualified students with the advanced analytical skills, concepts and theories essential for the study of cities in an interdisciplinary context at postgraduate level; and to give students the opportunity to apply these advanced concepts, theories and debates in both general and more specialised contexts
This module provides an introduction to the different ways urban space is perceived, represented and experienced across a variety of contexts from architecture and planning to developments in literature, cinema and the visual arts. The module’s multi-disciplinary scope and imaginative emphasis is used to encourage and develop reflection on the potential problems and critical possibilities for interdisciplinary learning and engagement in Urban Studies.
100% coursework - 1 x 3000 word essay, and 1 x 500 word coursework exercise
The course is taught through a series of lectures, seminars, group discussions and film screenings.
A broad knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary debates in the field of urban studies at an advanced level through participation in lectures and seminars, where students learn how to present advanced material effectively, analyse demanding texts critically, and construct coherent arguments.