Informações sobre o curso
4.4
75 classificações
15 avaliações
Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities. Researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts. The class will review debates and present social science models of cities to analyse and compare contemporary developments. General Overview Help Center Urbanization is reaching a new peak in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities. Researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts. The class will review debates and present social science models of cities to analyse and compare contemporary developments. Globalization, Europeanization processes support the rapid developments of cities in different part of the world. Urbanization is reaching a new high in the contemporary world with the rise of mega cities (beyond 15 million inhabitants) such as Calcutta, Los Angeles, Dhaka, Cairo, Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Mexico or Seoul. Beyond the modern metropolis, researchers try to make sense of these large urban areas using a variety of concepts such as the ‘postmetropolis’, ‘global cities’, and ‘global city-regions’. The class will review debates and present social science models of cities and metropolis to analyse and compare contemporary developments. How can do we study those cities when they become mega urban regions, does size matter and for what? Do we see the making of a vast urban world or by contrast beyond the apparent convergence of complex globalisation processes understood in relation to globalised capitalism, is it possible to identify masked differentiations and the strengthening of different urban worlds? How do we make sense of this urban world when cities are not independent units but have to be understood both in terms of territories, rootedness, and at the same time in terms of relations to take into account flux, mobility, circulations ? What is the relevance of social science concepts developed in the Western world to analyse the transformation of Lagos? To what extent may the systematic development of new forms of comparison between northern cities and cities from the South change social sciences and contribute to overcome the bias towards national comparison? For the time being, given current conditions of capitalism, political, economic, cultural and social questions are increasingly becoming urban questions. In the modern conception of the world/globalcity, characterised by size, the aggregation of housing, differentiated divisions of labour, and the density of interaction, several conceptions of cities exist which have become entangled and sometimes opposed to each other. These different conceptions underline different processes of integration: the material city of walls, squares, houses, roads, light, utilities, buildings, waste, and physical infrastructure; the cultural city in terms of imaginations, differences, representations, ideas, symbols, arts, texts, senses, religion, and aesthetics; the politics and policies of the city in terms of domination, power, government, mobilisation, public policies, welfare, education; the social city of riots, ethnic, economic and gender inequalities, everyday life and social movements; and the economy of the city : the division of labour, scale, production, consumption, trade..... Classic urban questions about inequalities, housing, government, integration, are combined with issues about the urban fabric, questions of mobility and rootedness, sustainable development and risks, the making of the cyborg cities, questions of social control and riots, urban culture, innovation and urban economic development. All video produced by Sciences Po for this Mooc are under Creative Commons (BY / NC / SA) Recommended Background The course is designed for undergraduates but it also will interest graduates and professionals concerned in urban issues. The course is organized in 8 sequences and displays multimedia contents (images, video, original documents). There will be also assignments that consist in participating to discussions related to theoretical models presented in the course based on case studies of your choice, and peer assessments on your contributions. Syllabus : Week #1 : Introduction, definition, urban questions and the use of models Week #2 : European cities and the weberian model of integration Week #3 : Colonial and post colonial cities Week #4 : Industrial cities (and Socialist cities) and Marxist models Week #5 : The American metropolis and the Chicago School, Week #6 : Post metropolis, fragments and differences Week #7 : Global cities and mega cities Week #8 : Smart cities and the sociology of science and technology...
Globe

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Spanish...
Globe

cursos 100% online

Comece imediatamente e aprenda em seu próprio cronograma.
Calendar

Prazos flexíveis

Redefinir os prazos de acordo com sua programação.
Beginner Level

Nível iniciante

Clock

Approx. 20 hours to complete

Sugerido: 4 hours/week...
Comment Dots

English

Legendas: English, Spanish...

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

Week
1
Clock
1 hora para concluir

Week 1 – Introduction

Introduction to urban sociology...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 45 min), 2 leituras
Video6 videos
Ancient cities11min
Words to qualify cities and the urban world5min
A world of cities or a generalised urban world ?6min
Definitions6min
Models and urban sociology7min
Reading2 leituras
Urbanisation processes10min
References10min
Week
2
Clock
2 horas para concluir

Week 2 – European City

European city model...
Reading
6 vídeos (Total de 36 min), 6 leituras
Video6 videos
Municipal revolution and the fragile political autonomy9min
The weberian model of the « Occidental city »6min
Neo weberian model part 15min
Neo weberian model part 24min
The Los Angeles case study4min
Reading6 leituras
Historical emergence of european cities10min
The urban bourgeoisie10min
The Venice Case study10min
Municipal revolution and the fragile political autonomy v210min
How useful is the European city model10min
References10min
Week
3
Clock
1 hora para concluir

Week 3 – Colonial City

Colonial city model...
Reading
5 vídeos (Total de 28 min), 5 leituras
Video5 videos
Inequality, segregation and the colonial political order part 14min
Inequality, segregation and the colonial political order part 25min
Features of colonial cities5min
Legacy of colonisation, post colonial cities ? v17min
Reading5 leituras
Colonial empires and the making of colonial cities10min
Do colonisers need cities ?10min
A model of colonial cities ?10min
Legacy of colonisation, post colonial cities ? v210min
References10min
Week
4
Clock
2 horas para concluir

Week 4 – Industrial City

Industrial city model...
Reading
4 vídeos (Total de 28 min), 7 leituras
Video4 videos
Two waves of industrialization8min
The making of the industrial city as a social structure7min
Methods and variables of the marxist industrial agglomeration model5min
Reading7 leituras
The Industrial revolution and the emergence of the industrial cities/urban regions10min
The conditions of the working class: exploitation, poverty, inequalities10min
The physical infrastructure of the industrial metropolis10min
Industrial cities beyond Europe, Chicago takes the lead10min
A marxist interpretation of the industrial city10min
Industrial cities after the West and the industrial city model10min
References10min

Instrutores

Patrick Le Galès

Centre d'études européennes

Sobre 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....

Perguntas Frequentes – FAQ

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

Mais dúvidas? Visite o Central de Ajuda ao Aprendiz.