Course Title: Global Cities

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Global Cities

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1402

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

ARCH1447

Melbourne transfer to Vietnam

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

Summer2015

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH1399

City Campus

Undergraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (BAC1)

ARCH1402

City Campus

Postgraduate

365H Global, Urban and Social Studies

Face-to-Face

PGRDFx2019 (BAC1)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Susie Moloney

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2885

Course Coordinator Email: susie.moloney@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 8, Level 11

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore a range of urban, social and environmental challenges facing a city or region by taking part in a study tour to that area either physically or through teleconferencing. You will learn about a selected city’s history, urban geography, environment and economy through reading, classes and site visits. You may choose to focus on a range of issues relevant to the city or region, including on urban design or planning strategies, environmental and climate change challenges, (out-) migration and its effect(s) and cultural diversity, or contemporary social or urban development issues. You will also consider the ways in which developments in the selected city are shaped by its relationships with its surrounding region(s) and with other urban environments.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 


 


Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the major urban, social and environmental challenges facing the selected city/region
  2. Outline how the selected city is shaped by its surrounding region(s) and other urban environments
  3. Analyse a particular feature of the selected city/region by drawing on relevant literature, experiential learning and relevant urban studies and theories
  4. Synthesize and appropriately apply your knowledge to examine an issue in the selected city  


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in learning that involves a range of activities including lectures, workshops, guest presentations, group discussion, and group and individual research. 


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning. 

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Assessment Tasks

1. Briefing/discussion paper (20%) (Links to CLO,1,2)  

2. Field project and presentation (15%) (Links to CLO 1.2,3,4) 

3. Critical reflections on field research (30%) (Linked to CLO 2,3,4) 

4. Critical Analysis of an Issue in City/Region (35%) (Links to CLO 1,3,4). 

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.