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230074 VO+SE Urban Sociology (2022S)

Cities, space, governance: Developments in Urban Studies

5.00 ECTS (2.50 SWS), SPL 23 - Soziologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Im Rahmen dieser Lehrveranstaltung kann eine Bachelorarbeit verfasst werden.

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Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 35 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 24.03.2022: the unit of 30th March has to be cancelled.

Wednesday 02.03. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 09.03. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 16.03. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 23.03. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 06.04. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 27.04. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 04.05. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 11.05. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 18.05. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 25.05. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 01.06. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 08.06. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 15.06. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 22.06. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre
Wednesday 29.06. 10:45 - 12:45 Seminarraum H10, Rathausstraße 19, Stiege 2, Hochparterre

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Recommanded seminar for writing a bachelor thesis.

The course will look at urban sociology from the classics to the recent developments and will provide students with the theoretical foundations and conceptual tools to critically approach urban research. Students will be engaged in in-class presentations on selected readings.

Main themes:
- Introduction to Urban Sociology: cities and space
- The cultural dimension of cities
- The economic dimension of cities
- The spatial dimension of cities
- The political dimension of cities
- Entry points into multilevel governance structures
- Sustainable cities?

Assessment and permitted materials

Students will be evaluated as follows:
- Presentation of article/chapter for in-class discussion (30%)
- Final paper of approx. 3.000 words (50%)
- Mandatory attendance and in-class-participation (20%)

Important Grading Information:
If not explicitly noted otherwise, all requirements mentioned in the grading scheme must be met.
If a required task is not fulfilled, this will be considered as a discontinuation of the course. In that case, the course will be graded as ‘fail’ (5), unless there is a major and unpredictable reason for not being able to fulfill the task on the student's side (e.g. a longer illness).
In such a case, the student may be de-registered from the course without grading.
Whether this exception applies is decided by the lecturer.

If any requirement of the course has been fulfilled by fraudulent means, be it for example by cheating at an exam, plagiarizing parts of a written assignment or by faking signatures on an attendance sheet, the student's participation in the course will be discontinued, the entire course will be graded as ‘not assessed’ and will be entered into the electronic exam record as ‘fraudulently obtained’.

The plagiarism-detection service (Turnitin in Moodle) can be used in course of the grading: Details will be announced by the lecturer.

In case you have received three negative assessments of a continuously assessed course and want to register for a fourth attempt, please make sure to contact the StudiesServiceUnit Sociology. (for more information see "third attempt for continuously assessed courses" https://soziologie.univie.ac.at/info/pruefungen/#c56313)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students will be evaluated as follows:
- Presentation of article/chapter for in-class discussion (30%)
- Final paper of approx. 3.000 words (50%)
- Mandatory attendance and in-class-participation (20%)

Examination topics

Brief introduction by the professor, individual presentation, work in groups, plenary discussion, essay structuring and preparation.

Reading list

Bagnasco, A. Le Galès P. (2000) Cities in contemporary Europe. Cambridge University Press.
Bell, D. A., & De-Shalit, A. (2013). The spirit of cities: Why the identity of a city matters in a global age. Princeton University Press.
Harding A. Blokland T. (2014): Urban Theory, London: Sage
Kazepov, Y. 15. From Citizenship to Cit (y) zenship: Social policies and the new role of cities. Frontiers of Global Sociology, 127.
Mingione, E. (1996). Urban poverty and the underclass: A reader (Studies in urban and social change). Oxford: Blackwell.
Molotch, H. (1976) The city as a growth machine. Towards a political Economy of Place, American Journal of Sociology, 82: 309-332.
Nicholls, W. J. (2008). The urban question revisited: the importance of cities for social movements. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 32(4), 841-859.
Sassen, S. (2005) The global city: introducing a concept, The Brown Journal of World Affairs, XI, 2, pp. 26-43.
Storper, M. Scott, A. J. (2016) Current debates in Urban Theory: A critical assessment Urban Studies.

Further titles will be given during the course.

Association in the course directory

in 505: BA A2 VOSE Spezielle Soziologie

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