HMØK00061U Global Urban Studies

Volume 2015/2016

KA-tilvalg i Globale Bystudier, 2015
KA i Mellemøstens sprog og samfund, 2008
KA i Tværkulturelle Studier, 2009
KA-tilvalg i Komparative Kulturstudier, 2008


Today, more people live in cities than outside – indeed, we live in a world of cities. How can we study cities in a truly global fashion, beyond the traditionally West-centric perspective? This course introduces the student to a multi-disciplinary field of comparative and cross-cultural studies in urban societies, processes and structures. The focus is on ethnographic, sociological and anthropological approaches to urban life and specifically to the study of urban contention. The case studies are drawn from the Middle East and Asia, where we will look at urban social movements in the last decade (Tahrir/Egypt, Taksim/Istanbul, the Green Movement in Iran, Occupy Hong Kong, etc.). The student will learn to connect micro-processes on the local level to both regional and global processes on the macro-level by applying relevant theories and methods.

Learning Outcome

KA-tilvalg i Globale Bystudier 2015-studieordning:
Globale Bystudier (fagelementkode HTÆK03351E)

KA i Mellemøstens sprog og samfund, 2008-studieordning:
Antropologi i Mellemøsten ( fagelementkode HMØK03701E)
Sociologi i Mellemøsten (fagelementkode HMØK03671E)

KA i Tværkulturelle Studier, 2009-studieordning:
Regional Specialisering 1 (fagelementkode HTÆK03021E)
Regional Specialisering 2 (fagelementkode HTÆK03041E)

KA-tilvalg i Komparative Kulturstudier, 2008-studieordningen:
Tematisk emnespecialisering A (fagelementkode HKKK03291E)

A reading plan will be announced on Absalon.           

Good English skills required. Note that students are expected to participate actively in all seminars and lectures.
Lectures and seminars with active participation of students, followed by individual study plan leading up to exam.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 50
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 334,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment