The City and Its People
We all live somewhere, and increasingly we find ourselves living in an urban environment. In this course we will explore current topics in urban sociology, with particular emphasis on the power of place, culture, and community in U.S. cities. We will study the historical, cultural, and political conditions that have shaped contemporary U.S. cities, such as New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. We will examine how cities change and resist change through the lens of such subjects as migration, poverty, urban arts, crime, and education as it pertains to the city. Students will read a variety of ethnographic and sociological materials, in order to gain an understanding of the complexities of both urban life and processes of representation. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
- Spring 2013
- Ross Commons Dining B11(RCD B11)
- 9:30am-10:45am on Tuesday, Thursday (Feb 11, 2013 to May 13, 2013)
- Michael Owens
- Social Sciences
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW NOR SOC
- Cross-Listed As:
- SOAN0235A-S13 *
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