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by the end of this module, students should be better equipped to
1. Explain the key processes of urbanisation in a historical and contemporary context.
2. Identify and assess the processes that produce, and are produced by, urban areas.
3. Compare and contrast the urban experience in different regions of the world.
4. Undertake independent fieldwork and work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
Understanding the City
Industrialisation and urbanisation
Contemporary urban issues - poverty and inequality; housing; sustainability
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Multiple Choice Questionnaire: A 30 question multiple choice exam covering lecture material and key readings.||Week 9||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Group project, incorporating independent fieldwork, tutorial presentation (week 7) and written group report for submission in week 8||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: Choose one of four possible topics for essay based on lectures and key reading materials||Unspecified||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Autumn||Yes - 1 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
Students will be provided with feedback on their group project via Brightspace after it has been graded. Group feedback will also be provided on the presentation. Students will peer-assess others in their group via a template form they must complete at the end of the group project.
|Ms Cliodhna Martin||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Niamh Moore Cherry||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Harriet Hawkins||Subject Extern Examiner|
|Professor Glenn McGregor||Subject Extern Examiner|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks||Wed 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 1||Week(s) - 26||Mon 14:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 2||Week(s) - 26||Mon 11:00 - 11:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 3||Week(s) - 26||Mon 15:00 - 15:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 5||Week(s) - 26||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 6||Week(s) - 26||Tues 14:00 - 14:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 7||Week(s) - 26||Wed 12:00 - 12:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 8||Week(s) - 26||Wed 13:00 - 13:50|
|Tutorial||Offering 10||Week(s) - 26||Thurs 13:00 - 13:50|