Course Description

Course Name

Contemporary Urban Life

Session: VLNS3421

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Tutor(s): Dr Michal Garapich
Assessment: 4 source-files (1250 words each) to be constructed and discussed weekly through the feedback process [all components must be attempted and passed]
Prerequisite(s): 100 credits at HE1, including compulsory HE1 set in Sociology or a cognate subject
Excluded combination: SSS010N121A (Living the City)

This module introduces students to contemporary debates about urban life, and in particular, debates concerning multi-ethnicity and cultural pluralism in the modern city. Migration has become a major political issue in Britain and other members of the European Community and has been closely related to debates about 'ethnic minorities'. Since students often come from urban neighbourhoods across Britain and many will have travelled to urban centres across the world during holidays, this module will build on their experience by focusing on how migration impacts on cities across the world and paying particular attention to one of the leading global cities, London.

*Course content subject to change