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Fall 2017-2018
* 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%

Other Requirements:
Community-Based Learning Component Optional

Other information:
For LAO credit, students must write about the U.S.-Latino population.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
20402 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Computer Science Building   104   Enrolled:116 Limit:200
23861 P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:14 Limit:12 Closed
23862 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm M   McCosh Hall   B13   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
23863 P03 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm M   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:8 Limit:12
23864 P04 9:00 am - 9:50 am T   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
23865 P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm T   Frist Campus Center   207   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
23866 P06 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
23867 P07 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Friend Center   203   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23868 P08 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23869 P09 9:00 am - 9:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   190   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
23870 P10 11:00 am - 11:50 am Th   Wallace Hall   165   Enrolled:11 Limit:12
21766 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled