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GG3232   Housing, Community and Social-Spatial Justice

Academic year(s): 2014-2015

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 1

The module introduces the inter-disciplinary field of housing studies. It has a strong empirical focus on housing policy in Scotland post-devolution, although comparisons are made with other UK jurisdictions, Europe and the Antipodes. Drawing on insights from social geography, the module emphasises the role of state intervention in valorising and promoting particular housing tenures, with a particular focus on social housing and owner-occupation. By doing so, it connects housing policy to wider debates around poverty, citizenship and social exclusion, for example, through a focus on 'stigma' and ideas of 'responsible community'. The module complements GG3231 by offering a 'social' perspective to the study of housing.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 178

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews:

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%