Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2020 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Department: School of Geography and Sustainable Communities

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2020.01

Subject Information
Subject Code GEOG241
Subject Name Urban Geographies: Just and Sustainable Cities?
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 12 credit points of 100 level subjects.
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Online quiz 20%, Essay 20%, Peer review 10%, Field report 20%, Exam 30%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835  $ 835 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
329-Bachelor of Economics and Finance-Bachelor of Laws
336-Bachelor of Science (Psychology) - Bachelor of Laws
340-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
351-Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
776-Bachelor of Computer Science - Bachelor of Laws
778-Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology-Bachelor of Laws
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information Students enrol in Tutorials online via the Tutorial Enrolment link in SOLS.

Subject Availability
Session Autumn  (02-03-2020 to 02-07-2020)
Campus Wollongong
Delivery Method On Campus
Instance Name Class 1
Course Restrictions No restrictions
Contact Hours  
Lecturer(s) and
Cons. times
Andrew Warren
Pauline McGuirk
Coordinator(s) and
Cons. times
Pauline McGuirk
Instance Comment  
Census Date 16-04-2020

Subject Description
GEOG241 will explore the patterns and processes shaping cities as places, economies, communities and potential sites of transition towards just and sustainable futures. Content is framed around the urban dynamics of social, economic and cultural change and continuity. Informed by a series of theoretical lens, the subject will unpack the changing social and economic geography of cities through the themes of urban economic transformation, changing patterns of social-spatial segration, urban governance & policy and its implications, and transitions to sustainable urbanism. Content will draw on Australian and well as international case studies.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Understand key concepts and theoretical approaches in urban geography
2. Demonstrate knowledge and a critical understanding of contemporary patterns, problems and processes behind urban economic, social and cultural transformations at a range of scales
3. Inquire into contemporary urban conditions through evidence-based practices
4. Organise, critically evaluate, and present knowledge and information from a range of data sources (including academic literature, policy documents, and statistical measures of urban social, economic and environmental performance) in an audience appropriate style
5. Critically analyse trends and debates over the economic, social and environmental performance of cities

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