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Spring 2015-2016
* URB 201 / WWS 201 / SOC 203 / ARC 207 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Introduction to Urban Studies

M. Christine Boyer

This course will examine different crises confronting cities in the 21st century. Topics will range from informal settlements, to immigration, terrorism, shrinking population, sprawl, rising seas, affordable housing, gentrification, smart cities. The range of cities will include Los Angles, New Orleans, Paris, Logos, Caracas, Havana, New York, Hong Kong, Dubai among others.

Sample reading list:
Mark Binelli, Detroit City is the Place to Be
Stephen Graham, Cities under Siege
Anthony Townsend, Smart Cities
Benjamin Barber, If Mayors Ruled the World, Dysfunctional Nations, Rising
Film, Lagos Wide & Close
Film, Havana: The New Art of Making Ruins
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-200 pages of reading from selected primary sources, architectural and urban criticism.

Requirements/Grading:
Paper in lieu of Final - 25%
Take Home Mid term Exam - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 25%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41472 L01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:96 Limit:117
41473 P01 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:16 Limit:15 Closed
41474 P02 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   Bendheim Hall   215   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
41475 P03 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   Chancellor Green   105   Enrolled:13 Limit:15
41476 P04 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   Architecture Building   N106   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
41477 P05 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T   Architecture Building   N107   Enrolled:9 Limit:15
41478 P06 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41479 P07 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
41480 P08 11:00 am - 12:20 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44250 P09 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm T   East Pyne Building   023   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
44251 P10 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm Th   Architecture Building   N104   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
44556 P11 7:30 pm - 8:50 pm F        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44692 P12 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Th        Enrolled:10 Limit:15