Introduction to Urban Studies (HISTORY 107)
Kahan, M. (PI)
O'Key, M. (GP)
Today, for the first time in history, a majority of people live in cities. By 2050, cities will hold two-thirds of the world's population. This transformation touches everyone, and raises critical questions. What draws people to live in cities? How will urban growth affect the world's environment? Why are cities so divided by race and by class, and what can be done about it? How do cities change who we are, and how can we change cities? In this class, you will learn to see cities in new ways, from the smallest everyday interactions on a city sidewalk to the largest patterns of global migration and trade. We will use specific examples from cities around the world to illustrate the concepts that we learn in class. The course is intended primarily for freshmen and sophomores.
GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Development and Growth Policies
Urban and Regional Policy