Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 1 Practical or Laboratory hour

Prerequisite

Any #2 from: GEOG1000, GEOS1100, PLAN1000 or PLAN1001

Assessment methods

Attendance, Reports, Examination

Course coordinator

Dr Thomas Sigler (t.sigler@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary cities. Beginning with the origins and foundations of cities, the course proceeds to cover spatial structure, location theory, and economic and cultural geographies within cities. The course is taught from a global perspective, drawing examples from Australia in complement to international cities. A variety of processes are introduced, including urbanisation, suburbanisation, counterurbanisation, industrialisation, deindustrialisation, clustering, agglomeration, and more. Students from all backgrounds welcome, though foundational coursework in Geography, Planning, or Sociology is helpful.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile