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Credit Units: 2
Associate Professor ABD’Razack, Nelson (PhD; MNITP,RTP) Email: College of Agriculture, Engineering and Environmental Design Department of Urban and Regional Planning

Course description:

At the end of the course, Students should be able to: Understand the basic concept of Sociology as it relates to Urban and Regional Planning; Understand the relationship between Planning and Sociology in cities; know the definition of Sociology of Development and its implication to Urban Planning; Know the Social stratification and theories of social stratification in our society; Understand the new trend of New Urbanism and and New sub-urbanization as ways of life; Social problems of urban community-crime, delinquency & violence and explain the Neighbourhood concept; its implication and limitations in modern Town Planning. 

This course includes the following lecture themes: This course has the following thematic areas to be considered: 1. Sociology of Planning, 2. Sociology of Development 3. Social stratification and theories of social stratification. 4. Urbanism and sub-urbanization as ways of life. 5. Social problems of urban community-crime, delinquency & violence. 6. Neighbourhood concept; its implication and limitations 

Methods of Instruction: 

  1. a) Lecture b) Tutorials 
  2. c) Assignments d) Term Paper and Seminar Presentation) 

Methods of Course Assessment: Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the university policy. The lecturer will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following: 

Criteria Marks Teests 20 Term Paper 10 Semester Examination 70 Total 100 

Pre-requisite courses: None 

Co-requisite course(s): None 

Recommended Reference Materials: Textbooks 1. Martin, D.G., “Chicago School” in D. Gregory, R. Johnston, G. Pratt, M. Watts and S. Whatmore, (Eds.), The Dictionary of Human Geography, London: Blackwell, 2009. 2. Dictionary of the Social Sciences, Article: Sociology. Edited by Craig 

Calhoun. 2002. New York: Oxford University Press 3. Weber, M., The Protestant Ethic and the “Spirit” of Capitalism and Other 

Writings, (trans) Baehr, P. and Wells, G.C., New York: Penguin, 2002. 4. Hutchison, R., Gottdiener M., and Ryan, M.T.: The New Urban 

Sociology. Westview Press, Google E-Book, 2014. 5. Durkheim, E., The Division of Labor in Society, (trans) Coser, L.A., New 

York: Free Press, 1997. 

Journals 1. Journal of City and Community 2. Inernational Journal of Urban Affairs Review 

  1. International Journal of Review of Urban & Regional Development 

Studies. 4. American Journal of Sociology 

Web http://www.sociologyof

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