Unit

School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Urban Life/Urban CultureWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100291.5

Discipline: HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
George Morgan


Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Successful completion of 40 credit points of study in currently enrolled course.


Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
Big cities can be frantic, difficult, polluted and often dangerous places in which to live. Yet cities also contain possibilities for social and cultural stimulation not available elsewhere. This unit traces the origins and development of modern cities in all of their complexity. It looks at how industrial cities emerged in Europe and Australia, and at the threat that uncontrolled urban growth posed to social order. We examine the conditions of urban life that promote alienation and anonymity, and how people overcome social fragmentation. There is discussion of modern cities - from those that sprawl, like Sydney, to the relatively compact and dense centres of Europe, the north-eastern United States and Asia. We look at the gendered nature of public space, and how class and ethnic tensions are played out in cities. Students read a range of texts on urban culture and society. These include classic works by writers like Friedrich Engels, George Simmel and Walter Benjamin, to the contemporary work of David Harvey, Richard Sennet and Mike Davis.


Courses
1651.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
1651.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT
1652.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.6Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.7Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CONTINUING
1652.8Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Secondary)CURRENT
1655.7Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.8Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1655.9Bachelor of Arts (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1696.2Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.3Bachelor of CommunicationCONTINUING
1696.4Bachelor of CommunicationCURRENT
1706.1Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.2Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.3Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
1706.4Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
1708.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CONTINUING
1708.5Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12)CURRENT
1736.1Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CONTINUING
1736.2Bachelor of Communication (Dean's Scholars)CURRENT
1791.1Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
1791.2Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
1808.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCONTINUING
1808.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Social ScienceCURRENT
1818.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
1818.3Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
1822.1Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.2Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCONTINUING
1822.3Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary) Dean's ScholarsCURRENT
1838.1Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1838.2Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1839.1Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1839.2Bachelor of Design/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1840.1Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1840.2Bachelor of Communication/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1841.1Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1841.2Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
1842.1Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCONTINUING
1842.2Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Creative IndustriesCURRENT
3654.3Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3729.4Bachelor of Design and TechnologyCURRENT
3730.4Bachelor of Industrial DesignCURRENT
3731.4Bachelor of Industrial Design (Honours)CURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
4763.2Bachelor of Speech PathologyCURRENT
6005.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
6005.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
6015.1Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CONTINUING
6015.2Diploma in Communication/Bachelor of Screen Media (Arts and Production)CURRENT
6017.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CONTINUING
6017.3Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)CURRENT
6019.1Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CONTINUING
6019.2Diploma in Arts/Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Primary)CURRENT


Specialisations

KP1000.1HumanitiesCONTINUING
M1007.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
M1034.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
M1052.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCURRENT
M1131.1Culture and SocietyCURRENT
SM1003.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1043.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCONTINUING
SM1070.1Cultural and Social AnalysisCURRENT
SM1138.1Culture and SocietyCURRENT




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