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Structure

STRUCTURE

The E-Urbs MA delivers a 60 ECTS curricula, including a final master’s thesis. In order to take advantage of the blended approach of the MA, the course is divided into three main teaching periods beginning in August 2006 and ending in July 2007.

 

Start

End

Duration*

ECTS

Activity

Place of stay

1st period

18/08

10/09

15

face to face intensive course

Urbino (IT)

2nd period (a)

03/10

18/12

12

18

Online interaction

Home country

2nd period (b)

16/01

26/03

14

9

Online interaction

Home country

3rd period

15/05

30/07

10

18

Final work and thesis

Host University

 

18/08

30/07

39 1/2

60

 

 

(*) Weeks

During these periods different forms of teaching/training are organised and specific activities are expected to be carried out by students. The single teaching units are part of courses.

FIRST PERIOD: Intensive face-to-face course

(From 18/08/2006 to 10/09/2006)
During this first period there will be 6 courses. During each week two courses will take place. Each course foresees 10 teaching hours (2 per day for 5 days) for a total of 60 hours teaching. Each course counts for 2,5 ECTS. This first period has a total value of 15 ECTS.

 “Welcome Package”: the toolkit of the master (3 days)
Yuri Kazepov and Giovanni Torrisi

  1. Presentation of the MA and of Urbino Self presentation of the participants and tutor assignment
  2. Methodological internet crash course: how do I find the information I need on the internet?
  3. Expectations and curricula development: introduction to the “portfolio” management tool
  4. General introduction on the use of the online software (Land of Learning)

First Week (2 courses, 5 ECTS)

  1. The key issues in Urban Studies (Hartmut Haussermann, DE)
  2. Understanding urban change (Chris Kesteloot, BE)

Second Week (2 courses, 5 ECTS)

  1. Urban governance in transition: debates and practices (Hans Thor Andersen, DK)
  2. Comparative data analysis (M. Pisati, IT)

Third Week (2 courses, 5 ECTS)

  1. Urban research design (selection of the research hypothesis, how to operazionalise it, results validation and evaluation) (Wim Ostendorf, NL)
  2. Using Quantitative and qualitative methods in urban research (G. Nuvolati et al., IT)

De-briefing, exams and assessment (3 days) 

After the 3 ½  weeks teaching, students will be assessed using different methods:

1) Multiple-choice and open questionnaires. For each course students have to fill in a questionnaire including a set of multiple choice and open questions. Each professor will assess the open questions, while the answers to the multiple choice questions will produce an automatic assessment;
2) Working Papers. Students will be also asked to write two papers: a) one on methodological issues; b) one on theoretical issues.

If a student has a bad performance they will have to repeat the exams and tutors will direct him/her providing ad hoc support.

SECOND PERIOD: Online teaching

(From 03/10/2006 to 18/12/2006 and from 16/01/2007 to 26/03/2007.
The teaching activity taking place in these periods will be organised online and foresees 6 main overarching themes for the single teaching units for a total of 27 credits divided as follows:

Course description Professor responsible ECTS
Competitiveness and economic change in urban Europe Pareja & Kloosterman
6
Built environment and mobility Alan Murie
3
Social and cultural Hans Thor Andersen
6
Identity and diversity Ian Rath
3
Governance, citizenship and participation in changing urban context Marisol Garcia & Yuri Kazepov
6
Quality of life: traditional and innovative issues Gianpaolo Nuvolati
3

There is an equivalence between the number of ECTS and the number of chats carried out during each module (1 ECTS = 1 CHAT). A total of 27 chat will be organised. For each course an additional chat will be organised with a guest scholar from outside the network. In general it should be a well known international scholar, expert on the subject of the course.

 

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News

16/05/2007 - New application form for 2007/08 available online. - view

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