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Fall 2016-2017
* SOC 210 / LAS 210 / URB 210 / LAO 210 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Urban Sociology: The City and Social Change in the Americas

Patricia Fernández-Kelly

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. 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...

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 80 pages of reading per week; Mid-term and final take-home exams.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 40%
Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21608 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Computer Science Building   104   Enrolled:90 Limit:140
24677 P01 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm M   Wallace Hall   004   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
24678 P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm M   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:12 Limit:16
24679 P03 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:8 Limit:16
24680 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:16 Limit:16 Closed
24681 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Friend Center   202   Enrolled:15 Limit:16
24682 P06 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:14 Limit:16
24683 P07 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Green Hall   0-N-7   Enrolled:10 Limit:16
22529 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled