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I. SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
II. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
III. COURSE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT DATA
OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE
THEMATIC UNITS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Subject name
ENVIRONMENTAL AND URBAN SOCIOLOGY
ID (subject code)
BMEGT43M703
Type of subject
class
Course types and lessons
Type
Lessons
Lecture
2
Practice
0
Laboratory
0
Type of assessment
term mark
Number of credits
5
Subject Coordinator
Name
Szántóné Dr. Orbán Annamária
Position
associate professor
Contact details
orban.annamaria@gtk.bme.hu
Educational organisational unit for the subject
Department of Sociology and Communication
Subject website
Language of the subject
angol - EN
Curricular role of the subject, recommended number of terms

Programme: Master of Regional and Environmental Economic Studies

Subject Role: Compulsory

Recommended semester: 4

Programme: Regional and Environmental Economic Studies part-time programme, autumn start

Subject Role: Compulsory

Recommended semester: 2

Programme: Regional and Environmental Economic Studies part-time programme, spring start

Subject Role: Compulsory

Recommended semester: 1

Direct prerequisites
Strong
None
Weak
None
Parallel
None
Exclusion
None
Validity of the Subject Description
Approved by the Faculty Board of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Decree No: 580251/13/2023 registration number. Valid from: 29.03.2023.

Objectives

The aim of the course is to present the nature and dynamics of contemporary urban and environmental process-es from a Hungarian and international perspective through a series of case studies, introducing students to the sociological concepts, methods, and main issues related to the subject, with special emphasis on practice-oriented thinking and problem solving.

Academic results

Knowledge
  1. the basic concepts and theories of urban sociology and environmental sociology;
  2. the background of the social and environmental processes;
  3. the relevant sociological topics and case studies;
  4. attempts to manage social and environmental problems.
Skills
  1. understand and process literature on the topic;
  2. to formulate a professional opinion;
  3. developing recommendations and action plans on sociological issues.
Attitude
  1. actively participates in lecture sessions;
  2. gain knowledge and information;
  3. approaches the topics in a practice-oriented way.
Independence and responsibility
  1. are open to accept reliable critical remarks;
  2. are open to formulate questions and critical remarks.

Teaching methodology

Lectures and written communication. Students works performed independently and in group.

Materials supporting learning

  • A tantárgy elvégzéshez szükséges oktatási anyagok, szakirodalom a kurzus moodle-oldaláról érhető el a hallgatóknak (edu.gtk.bme.hu)
  • Az előadások prezentációinak anyaga, ami a félév során folyamatosan fog feltöltésre kerülni.
  • Slideshows of the lectures which will be uploaded continously during the semester (edu.gtk.bme.hu).
  • Az aktuális irodalmi lista az első órán kerül ismertetésre.
  • The actual literature list will be distributed in the first lesson.

General Rules

Assessment of the learning outcomes described under 2.2. is based on one written end-term test. The assessment includes the right solution of the lesson works.

Performance assessment methods

Students are required to present in specific topics during the lessons.

Percentage of performance assessments, conducted during the study period, within the rating

  • presentation: 100

Percentage of exam elements within the rating

  • :

Conditions for obtaining a signature, validity of the signature

órai jelenlét és prezentáció

Issuing grades

%
Excellent 100-100
Very good 80–90
Good 70-79
Satisfactory 60-69
Pass 40-59
Fail < 40

Retake and late completion

Retakes and make-ups are regulated by the University’s Code on Education and Examination.

Coursework required for the completion of the subject

Nature of work Number of sessions per term
classes 66
presentation, other tasks 44
prep. for exam tests 40
total 150

Approval and validity of subject requirements

Topics covered during the term

A települések kialakulására és fejlődésére ható tényezők; A városok belső térszerkezete; Az urbanizáció szakaszai, szuburbanizáció, dezurbanizáció; Dzsentrifikáció; Zsugorodó városok ; Urbanizáció és környezet; Globális és lokális környezeti krízisek; Környezeti kérdések szociológiai vonatkozásai; Esettanulmányok

Lecture topics

Additional lecturers

Name Position Contact details
Dr. Balizs Dániel tudományos munkatárs, kutató balizs.daniel@epk.bme.hu

Approval and validity of subject requirements