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EV5301 - Urban Geography and Design

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

The history of urban development, theories of urban hierarchy, function and urban land use with special reference to Australia and the international context. The subject examines theoretical and applied aspects of settlement design, urban form, housing and their post modernist influences in developed and developing situations. Emphasis will be on urban settlements, although rural and semi urban forms will be examined as well. In addition to the academic programs to which it contributes (Environmental Science, Geography, Social Science and Education), the subject is a useful briefing for those who plan to work and/or conduct research in the region.

Learning Outcomes

  • use computer mapping to generate urban design;
  • analyse social and economic characteristics of urban populations and measure and predict population change, growth and development;
  • learn the processes and trends that have shaped cities and towns and the historical contexts of urban forms and patterns.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (30%)
  • essays (40%)
  • assignments (30%).
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
EV2301

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 2 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours practicals
  • 2 days fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
Census Date 03-Dec-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 66 hours - Combined lectures, practicals & fieldwork
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.