TRP130 Housing, Home and Neighbourhood
Module Coordinator: Paula Meth
Tel: 0114 2226912
This unit aims to provide an introduction to the ideas of housing, home and neighbourhood as political, economic, social and environmental concerns. Housing and the homes and neighbourhoods that we live in are in the news every day: vulnerabilities, housing shortages, affordability, housing bubbles, ‘generation rent’, social housing, housing evictions, city-centre housing, DIY and ‘grand designs’, or debates about the domestic sphere, ‘home as a haven’, ‘benefit streets’, flooding and shack settlements, housing is often at the centre of social science research. This module aims to introduce students to this broad and diverse subject by drawing on the expertise of staff who research across these multiple themes. The module will make use of cases from the UK and abroad to illustrate trends, arguments and challenges.
The university recommends that you spend 100 hours on a 10-credit module. This will include:
- Self study
Week 1: Lecture
Week 2: Lecture
Week 3: Lecture
Week 4: Lecture
Week 5: Lecture
Week 6: No Lecture
Week 7: Lecture
Week 8: Lecture
Week 9: Lecture
Week 10: Lecture
Week 11: Lecture
Week 12: Lecture
2000 Word Essay (100%)
- Smith, Susan J (editor) (2002) International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home [electronic resource]: Elsevier Science, Burlington.
- Rowland Atkinson, Keith Jacobs (2016) House, Home and Society, Palgrave.
Research Skills - Research skills: through researching academic and policy literature on housing topics.
Analytical & Problem Solving Skills - Analytical and problem solving skills: through lecture engagement and final essay, a candidate should know how to unpick and critically assess a problem in detail.
USP Specialist Skills - USP specialist skills: through lectures, reading and the essay students are introduced to a critical field in urban studies and planning, namely housing.
This module has been validated by The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and counts as credit towards Chartered membership (CIHCM).
Before you start....
Read good newspapers searching for stories relating to housing, think about the wider issues that each story reveals or relates to.