AUSTRALIAN CITIES AND REGIONS

SOC2ACR

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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 the Melbourne city and North Central Victorian region is exemplary of the issues, themes and challenges facing all Australian cities and regions today. 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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTrevor Hogan

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

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Readings

City Life: the new urban Australia

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorO'Hanlon, S

Year2018

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PublisherNew South

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Sociology: antipodean perspectives

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorBeilharz, P and Hogan, T

Year2012

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PublisherOxford University Press

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Breaking Point: the future of Australian cities

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorSeamer, P

Year2019

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PublisherNero

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City Limits: Australian cities are broken and how we can fix them

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorKelly, J-F and Donegan, P

Year2015

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PublisherGrattan Institute, Melbourne University Press

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Rural Change in Australia: population, economy, environment

Resource TypeRecommended

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AuthorDufty-Jones, R and J Connell

Year2014

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PublisherRoutledge

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

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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 ACR
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

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