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HSY3850 - The Australian City: Contemporary Problems in Historical Perspective

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Graeme Davison


Not offered in 2007


As for HSY2850


  1. To investigate the historical roots of current urban policy dilemmas.
  2. To inculcate skills in the historical analysis of urban landscapes and of textual and visual representations of the city.
  3. To critically appraise the historical and theoretical assumptions underlying current urban policy debates.
  4. To encourage reflection on, and critical self-appraisal of, the student's own writing.


Essay (2000 words): 40%
Class project (2500 words): 60%
Third-year students will be expected to read more widely and work at a higher level than second year students.

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week


A first-year sequence in History or permission