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290119 PS Cities in Southeast Asia (2018S)

Trends and dynamics in urbanization in selected countries in the region

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 29 - Geographie
Continuous assessment of course work


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


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Block event on three dates (Friday / Saturday) in March, May and June 2018

Friday 25.05. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Saturday 26.05. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 22.06. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Saturday 23.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 4C Geographie NIG 4.OG C0409
Friday 29.06. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528
Saturday 30.06. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geographie NIG 5.OG C0528


Aims, contents and method of the course

Regarding the degree of urbanization, most of the Southeast Asian countries are still below the global average of about 54 percent of the population (2016) living in cities. Yet, the region is characterized by a rapid and highly dynamic urban development. This has far-reaching implications for the economic, social and political fabric of the countries of Southeast Asia.
Within the seminar, different aspects of this development are discussed. The aim is to get an overview of historical and current developments in urbanization in the Southeast Asian region, to get to know key aspects of these developments in their social and political interactions and to link these developments with fundamental theoretical debates on urbanization and urban development.
The topic is dealt with through joint reading and discussion of basic literature as well as the independent research of further sources and their presentation in the seminar. Regular and active participation in the seminar sessions and the preparation of discussion papers are prerequisites for the successful completion of the seminar.

Assessment and permitted materials

Thesis papers, short term paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular participation and active participation

Examination topics

Reading list

Will be announced at the beginning of the course and partly provided via Moodle

Association in the course directory

(MG-S4-PI.f) (MG-S6-PI.f) (L2-b3) (L2-b-zLV) (L2-d2) (MA UF GW 02)

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