Geography and Urban Studies, Major
- Western Sydney University Major Code: 0010
Previous Code: M1071.1
Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs: Yes. Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.
Students in this major examine the geography of contemporary Australian cities and regions. Geography is the integrated study of people, places and environments. The cutting edge interests of today’s Geographers include post-colonialism, the emergence of global information economies, indigenous issues, class and cultural disparities, population movement, sexuality and space, and the global diffusion of popular culture. Urban Studies is a newer discipline focused on social justice within the city, through its critical assessments of peoples’ access to scarce urban resources, such as housing, transport, education and employment. The political, economic, and cultural forces that shape cities and urban policy are the key concerns of the Urban Studies curriculum. These applied interests in urban well-being and city structure are the intellectual basis for the Urban Planning profession. The Geography and Urban Studies major is a compulsory component of the University’s accredited Planning program.
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Students must complete 80 credit points as follows.
|Autumn session||Credit Points|
|HUMN 1008||Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies||10|
|HUMN 2018||Cultural and Social Geographies||10|
|HUMN 2053||The Economics of Cities and Regions||10|
|ENVL 2001||Analysis of Spatial Data||10|
|ENVL 3005||Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems||10|
|ENVL 3006||Transport, Access and Equity||10|
|HUMN 3041||Geographies of Migration||10|
|CULT 3016||Indigenous Cultures: A Global Perspective||10|
|Total Credit Points||80|