25 July 2019
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Urban Studies: Sense, Scape and Strategy
Urban space is perceived on the basis of the senses (sight, sound, smell, touch and taste), context, and memories. The sensory landscape of a city is called the urban ‘sensescape’, and each city has its own, distinctive sensescape. What implications does a changing sensecape have on Amsterdam and for Amsterdammers, and cities around the world?
Dr. Thea Dukes.
This programme is designed for Bachelor's students at any level of their degree. Students can be part of any programme humanities, arts, or social and behavioural sciences, included (but not limited to):
Sexuality and Gender Studies
By the end of the programme, students will have an in-depth overview of Amsterdam from 1800 to the present in a global context. We will accomplish this by focusing on the highlights from notable periods in Amsterdam’s recent history. Students will participate in a combination of academic lectures, site visits, and city excursions. By the end of the course, they will leave the UvA with a deep and thorough understanding of important periods in Amsterdam’s history, and its influence on global culture and vice versa. Students will also be introduced to field work methodologies, learning to apply academic thinking to specific sites in the city, and to draw physical and intellectual connections between past and present, and across perceived continental and cultural boundaries
EUR 1575: The tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days;
public transportation card;
access to course materials;
excursions and site visits;
welcome and farewell events;
official UvA transcript.
EUR 500: Housing fee (optional).
U21/LERU Partial Scholarship and travel grants
Please see website for more information
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