Critical Issues in Urban Studies

University of the Western Cape

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Critical Issues in Urban Studies

  • Host University

    University of the Western Cape

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study

    Environmental Studies, Geography

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Main Outcomes

    At the end of this module students will be able to:Demonstrate their understanding of the processes of urbanization
    Identify and understanding different concepts in Urban studies;Engage with concepts of the urban across the continent and the world Interpret key literatures
    Assess the value of conflicting interpretations
    Develop and structure academic arguments

    Main Content

    Selected themes and concepts including examples from across the globe

    Selected themes and concepts including examples from across the globe Cities, planning and inequality
    Race, gender and the city development, sustainability and discourages of globalization
    Housing, gentrification, migrancy and exclusion
    Content will be presented using:Visual and spatial examples readings from a range of international sources

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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