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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

07
Апрель

Urban Studies

2022/2023
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

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Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course examines the theory and practice of urbanism. During the course, students will have an opportunity to get acquainted with the history of urbanization and with a variety of theoretical understanding of the specifics of the urban way of life, the process of the growth and development of the cities. The course introduces the history, international and Russian experience of developing concepts and strategies for spatial development, regional and urban master planning, their strengths, and weaknesses.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course is aimed at the understanding of contemporary methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of cities and urban space, urban planning and social processes in the city, with empirical methods of urban research
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • The student knows the main aspects of sociological approaches to the study of urban space, development and management
  • The student defines the main concepts of the course, uses new terminology, recognises different theoretical approaches to the understanding of urban space, expresses his/her point of view
  • The student applies the acquired knowledge of theoretical approaches to the sociological study of urban space, the processes of segregation, inequality, gentrification while performing the tasks
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Urban Studies: an Introduction
  • Classical sociological theories of the urban
  • The city in theories of urban planning
  • Spatial Urban Effects
  • The City and Technology
  • Sociological Methods in Urban Studies: An Introduction
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Activities in class
    Working in seminars involves completing the lecturer's assignments during classes, reading texts at home, and completing assignments for seminars at home. • Be ready to: • read and discuss literature • analyze videos, cases • conduct mini-research and present the results • make PowerPoint presentations
  • non-blocking Exam
    The final exam is held in the form of presentations of final group projects. The task of a group project is to apply the knowledge and optics learned in the course to an analysis of city space or urban practices. Students must form mini-groups of 4-5 people, formulate a topic, and coordinate it with the course instructor. The topic cannot be general descriptive, but must have a clear research focus. The following components should be included in the presentation: 1. Research topic, its relevance and significance. 2. Theoretical framework of the research. 3. The brief introduction of the research design: logic of the study, methods, sample, the description of the empirical data for analysis 4. Analysis, results and conclusions. Recommended stages of work on the project: 1. Choose, formulate and justify topic for the research project. 2. Search for relevant scientific literature. 3. Choose a research paradigm and theoretical framework. 4. Develop a research design. 5. Develop a research tool. 6. Collect empirical data. 7. Analyze data. 8. Prepare the final presentation.
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2022/2023 2nd module
    0.4 * Exam + 0.6 * Activities in class
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Hannigan, J. A., & Richards, G. (2017). The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies (Vol. 1st). Los Angeles: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=nlebk&AN=1641811

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Parker, S. (2015). Urban Theory and the Urban Experience : Encountering the City (Vol. Second edition). Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=978361