GE2111 - Image of the City – Language, Culture and Society

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Linguistics and Translation
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
GE Area
Area 1: Arts and Humanities
Generally none
Generally none
Equivalent Course(s)
Generally none
Exclusive Courses:
CLA2701 Image of the City
Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2020/21
Semester B 2021/22 (Tentative)

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course will offer an exploration of different cities in different regions of the world, and focus on the linguistic, cultural, social and historical aspects of these cities. It will introduce to the students images of cities in Europe, Asia, Americas and Africa. The course will bring together a variety of cross-cultural interpretations and academic disciplines: Sociolinguistics, History, Cultural Studies, Sociology and Anthropology. The adoption of an interdisciplinary approach aims at providing students with an opportunity to relate their education to the real life as well as to expand their theoretical framework, deepen their critical analysis and widen their intellectual horizons.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
Detailed Course Information


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