City and Modernity

Description

Covers issues relating to the idea of the modern city as a planned environment. The course will trace three distinct phases in the construction of the 'modern city':

  1. The development of a free and humanist city
  2. The enlightenment introduction of 'reason' into the ways people thought about cities
  3. The nineteenth century capitalisation of the city

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Examination

Key skills

  • Extended essay writing skills
  • Discussion of complex and contradictory data sources
  • Presentation skills