Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2097: Politics and the Urban in Transition

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

 

Politics and the City

  • Politics and the Polis
  • Modern Politics I: Sovereignty and the City
  • Modern Politics II: Capital and the City
  • Modern Politics III: Colonization and the City

 

Key Approaches to the Global Urban Transition

  • Global Cities/The Global City
  • Planetary Urbanization
  • Urban Networks and Assemblage Urbanism
  • Cities and Urbanization in the Global South
  • The Politics of Urbanism as a Way of Life

 

Case Studies: Politics and the Urban in Transition

  • Okanagan Valley, Canada
  • Cornwall, UK
  • Student led case study analysis

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
221280

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour Seminars Students will be given guided opportunities to provide opening commentary, questions, or interventions for seminar discussions. Students will be expected to engage with their peers and provide constructive feedback on occasion.
Guided Independent Study43Private study – students are expected to read suggested texts and make notes prior to seminar sessions.. More specifically, students are expected to devote approximately: 43 hours to weekly readings and seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study85Students are also expected to read and engage widely to complete their coursework assignments 10 hours to formative, peer review, and self-assessment activities 50 hours to independent research, reading, and writing 20 hours to practical/creative research project 5 hours to presentation preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

City Lab: www.citylab.com