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Beginner Level

Approx. 20 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Week 1 – Introduction

6 videos (Total 45 min), 2 readings
6 videos
A world of cities or a generalised urban world ?6m
Definitions6m
Models and urban sociology7m
2 readings
Urbanisation processes10m
References10m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Week 2 – European City

6 videos (Total 36 min), 6 readings
6 videos
Neo weberian model part 15m
Neo weberian model part 24m
The Los Angeles case study4m
6 readings
Historical emergence of european cities10m
The urban bourgeoisie10m
The Venice Case study10m
Municipal revolution and the fragile political autonomy v210m
How useful is the European city model10m
References10m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Week 3 – Colonial City

5 videos (Total 28 min), 5 readings
5 readings
Colonial empires and the making of colonial cities10m
Do colonisers need cities ?10m
A model of colonial cities ?10m
Legacy of colonisation, post colonial cities ? v210m
References10m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Week 4 – Industrial City

4 videos (Total 28 min), 7 readings
4 videos
Methods and variables of the marxist industrial agglomeration model5m
7 readings
The Industrial revolution and the emergence of the industrial cities/urban regions10m
The conditions of the working class: exploitation, poverty, inequalities10m
The physical infrastructure of the industrial metropolis10m
Industrial cities beyond Europe, Chicago takes the lead10m
A marxist interpretation of the industrial city10m
Industrial cities after the West and the industrial city model10m
References10m
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Patrick Le Galès

Centre d'études européennes

About Sciences Po

Founded in 1872, Sciences Po is France's leading university in the social sciences. For over 140 years, Sciences Po has educated decision-makers of the public and private sectors. Sciences Po is differentiated by its strongly international character: of the 13,000 students in the institution, 46% are international students originating from 150 countries. Sciences Po also holds a high standard of social responsibility and continues to play a pioneering role in the promotion of diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. 30% of the student body receive financial aid at Sciences Po. In 2000, this number was 6%. Over the last decade, Sciences Po has integrated digital tools into its programmes (shared work spaces, eCourses, Moodle, online map library, Controversy Mapping, Forccast Project, etc.) and has naturally migrated towards MOOC teaching platforms as well as other innovative teaching methods....

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