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Spring 2017-2018
* 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
42627 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm W   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:101 Limit:117
42628 P01 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   Architecture Building   N101   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43249 P02 08:30:00 am - 09:50:00 am T   Architecture Building   N106   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
42629 P03 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm Th   Architecture Building   N104   Enrolled:14 Limit:15
42630 P04 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm F   Architecture Building   N104   Enrolled:4 Limit:15
42631 P05 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm F   Architecture Building   S118   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
42632 P06 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm T   Architecture Building   N104   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
42633 P07 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm Th   Architecture Building   N106   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
43889 P08 03:00:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W   McCosh Hall   B24   Enrolled:15 Limit:15 Closed
43890 P09 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm Th        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
43891 P10 07:30:00 pm - 08:50:00 pm T        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled