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EV2301 - Urban Geography and Design

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences

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

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

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to speak and write logically, clearly and creatively;
  • The ability to use and interpret different media;
  • The ability to use a variety of media and methods to retrieve, analyse, evaluate, organise and present information.
Prerequisites: AT LEAST 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1 SUBJECTS
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
GE2301 GE5301 EV5301

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Lisa Law.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor David King.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); assignments (60%).

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