* SOC 210 / LAS 210 (SA) No Pass/D/Fail
Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in the Americas
By taking a comparative approach, this course examines the role of social, economic, and political factors in the emergence and transformation of modern cities in the United States and selected areas of Latin America. We consider the city in its dual image: both as a center of progress and as a redoubt of social problems, especially poverty. Special attention is given to spatial processes that have resulted in the aggregation and desegregation of populations differentiated by social class and race.
Sample reading list:
D. Harvey, Social Justice and the City
Galster & Mincy, "Understanding the Changing Fortunes of Metropolitan..."
Portes & Walton, Urban Latin America
P. Jargowsky, Poverty and Place: Ghettos, Barrios, and the American City
Colclough & Manor, States or Markets?: Neo-liberalism and the Development...
D. Massey, American Apartheid: Segregation and the Making of the...
Approximately 250 pages of reading per week; Mid-term and final take-home exams.
Take Home Mid term Exam - 40%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
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