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The course can be taken as an ESSAY assignment. The essay tasks, instructions and all course materials (lectures and article readings) will be delivered via Moodle by 31.3.2020. The DEADLINE to submit your independently written essay to Moodle is 23.4.2020.
Moodle-key: sjc-2020

13.2.2020 at 09:00 - 10.3.2020 at 23:59


Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

Tue 10.3.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 12.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 17.3.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 19.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 24.3.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 26.3.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 31.3.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 2.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45
Tue 7.4.2020
12:15 - 13:45
Thu 16.4.2020
10:15 - 11:45


A maximum of 30 students. Available to all.

Having completed the course, the student is acquainted with classic and contemporary thinkers and discussions in urban studies under social research, and able to find relevant literature to negotiate and find solutions to issues related to city development and urban social inequality.

Fourth period.

In 1973, David Harvey published a book Social Justice and the City. In it, Harvey argued that urban inequality emanates from the politics adopted and pursued. In tandem with The Urban Question by Manuel Castells, published a year earlier, these books gave rise to a new critical, social scientific wave of urban research. This study course introduces key theories, concepts and thinkers developed in this field of urban studies. In addition to Castells and Harvey, the courses acquaints students with e.g. the following urban scholars: Henri Lefebvre, Sharon Zukin, Saskia Sassen, Harvey Molotch, Neil Smith, Edward Soja, Don Mitchell, Loïc Wacquant, Tom Slater, Patrick LeGales, Neil Brenner, Michael Storper, Susan Fainstein, Jennifer Robinson, Fulong Wu, and Anaya Roy.

Lectures, course assignment and exam.

Lectures and readings.

Grading: Exam (~1/2), assignment (~1/2), active engagement

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)

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