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This online Global Cities and Regions unit, offered by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, seeks to explore the differences between the conceptual underpinnings of global cities, and the practical realities.
By studying this unit you will evaluate and consider the impact of gentrification, globalisation, consumption and urban contestation, and assess what the ramifications will be for the future of our rapidly urbanising world. In addition, you will critically evaluate the relationship between cities and their regions, using a range of technologies and media.
Finally, you will report on a specific global city challenge, enabling you to synthesise your existing technical skills and ethical practices gained from collating and analysing empirical information on cities and regions.
There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.
In the Global Cities and Regions unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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Global Cities and Regions is an essential unit for anyone pursuing a career in geography teaching, or with a wider interest into the changing nature of global cities.
By evaluating the contemporary changes to cities caused by modern processes of globalisation, gentrification and consumption, you will deepen your understanding of the interrelationships between cities across the world, ultimately learning to challenge the theoretical notion of the neo-liberal city. In addition, you will develop technical skills in data analysis and collation, as well as the ability to communicate complex ideas and conclusions.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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