Urban Studies, Major

  • Western Sydney University Major Code: 0162

Previous Codee: M1106.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University programs?  No

This major is available to students enrolled in the program Bachelor of Business from 2016. In the Urban Studies major you will examine the geography of contemporary Australian cities and regions. Urban Studies is 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 wellbeing and city structure are basis for informed urban management.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Assoc Prof Awais Piracha
Penrith Campus Internal Assoc Prof Awais Piracha

Major Structure

Students must complete 80 credit points as follows

Level 1

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 1008Cities: Introduction to Urban Studies10
HUMN 1041People, Place and Social Difference10
Total Credit Points20

Level 2

Subject Title Credit Points
HUMN 2018Cultural and Social Geographies10
ENVL 2001Analysis of Spatial Data10
HUMN 2053The Economics of Cities and Regions10
Total Credit Points30

 Level 3

Subject Title Credit Points
ENVL 3006Transport, Access and Equity10
ENVL 3005Planning the City: Development, Community and Systems10
HUMN 3050Housing Markets and Policy10
Total Credit Points30