Urban Studies Table

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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Table S - Urban Studies major

A major in Urban Studies requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units and 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units and 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary/project units; and
(iv) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Urban Studies minor

A minor in Urban Studies requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units and 6 credit points of 2000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 3000-level core units; and
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary/project units or 6 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
DAAE1002
Introduction to Australian Urbanism
6      Semester 1
DAAE1001
Living Cities
6    A DECO1006 and DECO1012 and BDES1011 and AWSS1001
Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
DAAE2XXX International Urbanism - this core unit will be offered from 2022
This unit gives students an understanding of the complexity of urbanism globally with reference to the North/South divide and its colonial roots and post-colonial realities. The unit explores the complexities of urbanism specific to the Global South including but not limited to enormous rate of urban transformation and density, massive infrastructure gaps, ubiquitous informality, confronting inequalities and others. Students will unpack the upcoming urban challenges specific to the Global South including but not limited to devastating climate change; (climate and terrorism related) refugee crises, and others. It examines the historic, socio-economic, and geo-political setting behind the complexity of urban challenges and opportunities in unfamiliar geographies. Students will develop the transfer of learnings from the Global South to the local context and unpacks some of the growing concerns about widening inequities, infrastructure lags and others.
Selective
DAAE2XXX The City Imagined - this selective unit will be offered from 2022.
This unit introduces students to the ideal city as a product of imagination and political thought. The unit explores the ways in which people from a range of places and historical periods have envisaged future settlements and drawn on golden ages from the past to reform or recreate their own cities and towns, landscapes and campsites. Students will consider the physical forms of such imagined places as well as the political intentions of those who produced and promoted them. Among other things, the unit will focus on the religious and moral sources that underpinned early conceptions of suburbia, the radical politics of disurbanisation and the linear city, and the prevalence and meaning of company towns and other planned industrial settlements. Along with key texts and plans from the history of architecture and town planning the unit will draw on art, film and political theory to explore how real cities are structured and constrained by imaginary ones.
GEOS2123
The Geography of Cities and Regions
6    P GEOS1X01 or GEOS1X02 or DAAE1001
N GEOS2923
Semester 1
ANHS2606
The City of Rome: History and Landscape

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 6 Junior credit points in ANHS and 6 credit points in any of Ancient History, History, Archaeology, Philosophy, Greek (Ancient) or Latin or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Archaeology
Intensive January
ANTH2625
Culture and Development

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology
Semester 1
ECOP2012
Foundations of Modern Capitalism
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Political Economy
N ECOP2002
Semester 1
DECO2016
Design Thinking
6    N DECO1006


Not available to students in the Bachelor of Design Computing and the Bachelor of Architecture and Environments except by special permission. Students who do not successfully complete DECO1006 may take DECO2016 as a replacement.
Semester 2
BADP2005
City Design and Urban Ecology
6    A It will be assumed that students have a basic awareness of social, environmental and political circumstances surrounding climate change, urban development and the concepts of sustainability.
P 12 credit points of 1000-level units including DAAE1001
Semester 2
BIOL2024
Ecology and Conservation
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
N BIOL2924
Semester 2
ICLS2633
Cities of the World

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level from any of the following majors: Arabic Studies or Chinese Studies or English or European Studies or French Studies or Germanic Studies or International and Comparative Literature and Translation Studies or Modern Hebrew or Indonesian Studies or Italian Studies or Japanese Studies or Korean Studies or Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies or Spanish and Latin American Studies or History or CHNS2601 or CHNS2001 or CHNS3601 or CHNS3000
Semester 2
ANTH2626
Urban Anthropology

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in Anthropology
Semester 2
HSTY2631
Sin City? A History of Sydney
6    P 12 credit points at 1000 level in History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Ancient History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Socio-legal Studies
Semester 1
CIVL2700
Transport Systems
6    A (MATH1001 OR MATH1021) AND (MATH1003 OR MATH1023) AND MATH1005 AND ENGG1801. Basic statistics through regression analysis, differential and integral calculus, computer programming.
Semester 1

3000-level units of study

Core
GEOS3520
Urban Citizenship and Sustainability
6    P GEOS2X21 or GEOS2X23 or GOES2X15 or GEOS2X11 or LWSC2002
N GEOS3920
Semester 1
Selective
ENVI3111
Environmental Law and Ethics
6    P 12 credit points of 2000-level units of study
N ENVI3911
Semester 1
MGRK3605
Greek Modernity and its Others

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in the Modern Greek major or MGRK2603 or MGRK3002 or MGRK3607
N MGRK2501 or MGRK2622
Semester 1
BIOL3007
Ecology
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or AVBS2XXX or ENSC2001)]
N BIOL3907
Semester 2
ENVI3114
Energy and the Environment
6    A Junior Physics units or Intermediate Environmental Science units
P 12 credit points of 2000-level units
N ENVI3001 or PHYS3600
Semester 2
GCST3630
Everyday Life: Theories and Practices

This unit of study is not available in 2021

6    P 12 credit points at 2000 level in Cultural Studies or 12 credit points at 2000 level in Gender Studies
N GCST2613
Semester 2
MUSC3629
Music and Everyday Life
6   

This unit is a requirement for Honours in the BA.
Semester 2
DAAE3XXX International Urbanism Advanced - this selective unit will be offered from 2023. This unit is an international field trip in block mode to either India or China

Interdisciplinary/project units

DAAE3XXX Urban Studies Project - this unit will be offered from 2023 as part of Living Lab
ARCH3108
Industry and Community Projects
6    A Upper-level disciplinary knowledge
P 72 credit points
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2