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Cursus: GE2V16003
GE2V16003
The City in historical and comparative perspective
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CursuscodeGE2V16003
Studiepunten (ECTS)7,5
Categorie / Niveau2 (Bachelor Verdiepend)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; BA Onderwijs Geesteswetenschappen; Ug School Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
ContactpersoonE.J.V. van Nederveen
E-maile.j.v.vannederveenmeerkerk@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
L.A. Grundmann
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Docent
E.J.V. van Nederveen
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Contactpersoon van de cursus
E.J.V. van Nederveen
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Blok
4  (23-04-2019 t/m 28-06-2019)
Aanvangsblok
4
TimeslotCD: Zie 'Help'
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
OpmerkingThis course is only open to students of the History track in English and to exchange students.
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 01-04-2019 09:00 t/m 02-04-2019 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersNee
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to describe and explain the importance of cities and urbanization on human development in past and present. Students will be able to see the relevance of, and apply, a comparative perspective. Moreover, students will have acquired basic knowledge of how to interpret, present, and analyze quantitative data for historical research.
Inhoud
Please note: This course is exclusively intended for students of the History track in English and for exchange students. You will be assigned to a seminar group by the degree programme.

Urbanisation is one of the most fundamental changes in the history of humanity and one with huge consequences for the social, cultural, political and economic circumstances in which people lived. The history of the city therefore is closely tied up with important scientific questions: How did cities come to be and why? What does the history of the city teach us about societal organization? And what impact do cities have on their residents?

In this course we learn how to formulate questions that teach us more about the mutual influences between cities/urbanization and human development in the broadest sense, and we will work with qualitative, but especially and quantitative data to answer these questions. Various themes will be explored, ranging from the city and social inequality, and the city as a creative environment, to cities as the centre of economic activity.
 
Ingangseisen
Verplicht materiaal
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Aanbevolen materiaal
Wordt nader bekendgemaakt
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Werkvormen
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Algemeen
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Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students will read the introductory texts before the lectures and seminars. In seminar 1, these texts will be discussed in-depth, with special attention to the research process (questions asked, methods used (dis)advantages of quantitative analysis). In seminar 2 students work on their own research and will practise with quantitative analysis. In preparation to this, more specialized literature and primary sources will have to be studied.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Step by step students work in small groups on a research report on a particular city. They will place their city in its geopgraphical context (assignment 1), formulate a research questions with sub questions (assignment 2) and will look for answers to these questions based on primary and secondary sources (assignment 3). The joint end report of this exercise will be presented and, together with an individual reflection report in the form of a research log, accounts for 50% of the grade.

Toetsen
Opdracht
Weging50
Minimum cijfer-

Schriftelijke toets
Weging50
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Knowledge and insight; analytical skills; speaking and writing skills; independent interpretation; contribution to the scientific debate; ability to structure and substantiate an argument; ability to formulate a research question; analysis of primary sources. NB This applies to all types of assessment.

Deadlines
See study guide and Blackboard

Aspecten van academische vorming
Academisch denken, werken en handelen
Communicatieve vaardigheden
Kennis hanteren in een bredere context

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