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230005 VO Introduction to urban sociology (2020S)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie

Die Lehrveranstaltung kann für jede Forschungsspezialisierung des Masterstudiums Soziologie herangezogen werden, sofern dies inhaltlich zu Ihrem Masterarbeitsvorhaben passt bzw. mit dem Betreuer oder der Betreuerin abgesprochen wurde.

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 11.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 18.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 25.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 01.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 22.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 29.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 06.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 13.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 20.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 27.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 03.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 10.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock
Wednesday 17.06. 16:45 - 18:15 Inst. f. Soziologie, Seminarraum 2, Rooseveltplatz 2, 1.Stock

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at offering an introduction into Urban Sociology and how it developed as a subfield of sociology addressing both classical thinkers and contemporary urban scholars contributions to the field. Students will be introduced to the analytical tools the discipline uses to critically understand urban phenomena. Are cities becoming more important? What are the consequences of the ongoing spatial changes? How does globalization influence urbanization dynamics in the global North and in the global South? Is gentrification the same everywhere? Where does Vienna fit into the broader picture? Students will be made aware about different theoretical and methodological approaches and their consequences in providing different views of cities and how they change across the globe. By doing so, the course will provide an overview of the complexity of cities and the need to disentangle this complexity in its multiple facets, from the political and economic to cultural and social points of views.

The course has a double objective:
1) first to provide a historical overview of how urban sociology developed;
2) second to provide the tools to understand cities and how they change. Students should be able to autonomously analyse urban contexts and how they change.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written (online) exam about content provided throughout the semester as well as literature on moodle.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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You can get a maximum amount of 10 points for every MC question and 35 points for every open question. You need to achieve at least 50 points to pass the exam.

100–89 sehr gut
88–76 gut
75–63 befriedigend
62 –50 genügend
0–49 nicht genügend

Examination topics

Literature, powerpoint slides and dicsussions (provided via moodle)

Reading list

A detailed Syllabus about issues and themes and the related references to be addressed in each lecture will be distributed during the first meeting.

Association in the course directory

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