AUSTRALIAN CITIES AND REGIONS

GEG2ACR

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Most Australians live in the suburbs of the metropolitan cities yet most of the wealth created and the national myths originate in the rural regions. In this subject we will offer a critical, historical and comparative overview of the development of Australian cities and their regions into the twenty-first century. The core case study of metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today. Field visits to metropolitan and regional locations, during two multi-day field trips, will allow this exploration. Some modest travel and overnight accommodation costs will be required from students. The role of a large metropolis as a globally connected centre contrasts with the peripheral location of the production of resources and cultural imaginings, yet the paths of these locations have diverged. Resource management, cultural and economic development, liveability and sustainability, increased mobility, and heritage and technological innovations are bringing these regions back together. Attendance at field trips is compulsory.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Fluid city: transforming Melbourne's urban waterfront

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDovey, K

Year2005

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PublisherUNIVERSITY OF NSW PRESS

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Lifeboat Cities

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorGleeson, Brendan

Year2010

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherUNSW PRESS

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Tracking rural change: community, policy and technology in Australia, New Zealand and Europe

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMerlan, F and Raffert, D

Year2009

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherANU PRESS

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Framing places: mediating power in built form

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorDovey, K

Year2009

Edition/Volume2ND EDN

PublisherROUTLEDGE

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Ability to articulate issues drawn from a range of academic, observed and media sources to explore the interplay of economic, martial and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions
02. Development of a cultural awareness and analysis of contemporary issues of social and cultural change in Australian Cities and Regions
03. Development of skills in field-based social research and learning through field visits

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 d field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One field trip in Melbourne, One field trip in regional Victoria - trips likely weeks 4 &

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Three 3.00 h lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Weeks 1, 5, 9

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Field Trip 1 Report . One 1,200-word individual report.  Some costs for transport and accommodation

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

Field Trip 2 Report.  One 1,200-word individual report.  Some costs for transport and accommodation

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000 word analytical research essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Field TripWeek: 10 - 22
Two 2.00 d field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One field trip in Melbourne, One field trip in regional Victoria - trips likely weeks 4 &

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 10 - 22
Three 3.00 h lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Weeks 1, 5, 9

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Field Trip 1 Report . One 1,200-word individual report.  Some costs for transport and accommodation

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

Field Trip 2 Report.  One 1,200-word individual report.  Some costs for transport and accommodation

N/AReportIndividualNo30 SILO2, SILO3

One 2,000 word analytical research essay

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1