Global Cities and Regions

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

Areas of study

In the Global Cities and Regions unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Origins of urbanism: putting the city first
  • What is a city? Cities as places and spaces
  • World city: global city network
  • Cities in the global economy: triumph of the city
  • Cities in the global economy: death and life
  • Cities of difference: social justice
  • Urban politics: city interventions
  • Environmental politics: food and the city
  • Festivals and hallmark events
  • Urbanisation and urban places in developing country cities
  • Cyberspace and the city
  • Cities of the future

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Geography Teaching, Curtin University

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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How will this unit advance my career?

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.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Global Cities and Regions from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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