Course Offerings for AY2020-21

Urban Studies Courses for AY2020-21 (as of 04/03/2020)

This information may be subject to some change, but is as accurate as of date of posting. 

Semester 1 Semester 2
YSS2220 Adelaide to Zhuhai: Cities in a Comparative Perspective (“Cities A to Z”)
Prof Jacobs & Prof  Zhang Required Foundation YSS2220 Adelaide to Zhuhai: Cities in a Comparative Perspective (“Cities A to Z”) Prof Jacobs  & Prof  Zhang Required Foundation
YSS3222 Urban Theory Prof Cardoso Required Theory YSS3222 Urban Theory Prof Ricardo Cardoso Required Theory
YSS3231 Methods Social Science Prof Zuin Methods Recommended YSS3231 Methods Social Science Prof Valentina Zuin Methods  Recommended
YSS3250 Cityscapes & Urban Form Prof Marshall Topical 3000 YSS3273 Geospatial & Demographic Methods in Urban and Social Studies (GIS)
Prof  Zhang Methods: Spatial Reasoning
Urban Studio Capstone Prof Jacobs Required 4000 Urban Studio Capstone Individual Advisors Required 4000
YSS3282 Architecture and Society Prof Jacobs Topical 3000 YSS3235: Urban Spatial Analysis and Representation Prof  Comaroff Methods: Spatial Reasoning

 

YSS3246 Cities of the Global South Prof Zuin Topical 3000 YSS3284 Healthy &Resilient Cities Prof Zuin Topical 3000
YSS4220 Housing and Social Inequality Prof Chua Topical 4000 YSS(TBC) Port Cities: Logistics, Transnationality, Urbanization
Prof  Cardoso Topical 3000
YSS3218 Urban ASEAN: The Changing Southeast Asian City Prof Stern Topical 3000 YSS3274 Urban Singapore Prof Chua Topical 3000
YSS3297 “Green” Cities and Anthropogenic Natures Prof Comaroff Topical 3000 YSSxxxx Cities and Economic Development
Prof  Stern Topical 3000

Methods Courses
Students in Urban Studies are required to complete two methods courses. These are courses with a strong emphasis on skill development. One of these methods courses must be tagged as meeting a “spatial reasoning” requirement. Preferably, your methods courses should be completed by the end of Year 3, so you have the tools you need to do your capstone project.

Students can mix and match their methods choices, according to what skills they want to acquire, their talents, their career ambitions, and what they may need to prepare for the capstone. Here are some recommended pathways through the methods requirements.

Most students in Urban Studies make their methods selection from the following courses:
• YSS3273 Geospatial & Demographic Methods in Urban and Social Studies (spatial reasoning tag)
• YSS3235: Urban Spatial Analysis and Representation (spatial reasoning tag)

• YSS3231 Methods Social Science

YSS3231 Methods Social Science is a very good course to do in Year 3 as it helps you design a research topic – a topic that might form your capstone! It can be combined with one or more of the spatial reasoning courses. For example:

Students with an intereest in social aspects of the city might do this methods combination:

• YSS3273 Geospatial & Demographic Methods (GIS)
• YSS3231 Methods Social Science

Students with an interest in visual and design aspects of the city might do this methods combination:

• YSS3235: Urban Spatial Analysis and Representation
• YSS3231 Methods Social Science

Students wishing to delve deep into the spatial reasoning of urban studies might to this methods combination:

• YSS3235: Urban Spatial Analysis and Representation
• YSS3273 Geospatial & Demographic Methods (GIS)

Students can also take more than two methods courses if they wish, switching a methods course in for a topical course, with the permission of the Head of Study.

Students in Urban Studies can also fulfill one of their methods requirements by taking one of these cross-listed courses:
• YSS2211 Econometrics
• YHU3276 The Historian’s Craft
• YHU2223 Documentary Photography
• YSS3202 Ethnography

Students should discuss their methods choices with their Advisor or the Head of Study.