Urban Culture in Global Perspective (ANTHRO 126)

URBANST
114
Instructors
Huzaafa, H. (TA)
Demir, D. (TA)
Hansen, T. (PI)
Section Number
1
Core course for Urban Studies majors. A majority of the world's population now live in urban areas and most of the rapid urbanization has taken place in mega-cities outside the Western world. This course explores urban cultures, identities, spatial practices and forms of urban power and imagination in Asia, Africa and Latin America.nParticipants will be introduced to a global history of urban development that demonstrates how the legacies of colonialism, modernization theory and global race thinking have shaped urban designs and urban life in most of the world. Students will also be introduced to interpretative and qualitative approaches to urban life that affords an understanding of important, if unquantifiable, vectors of urban life: stereotypes, fear, identity formations, utopia, social segregation and aspirations.
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
GER:DB-SocSci, WAY-ED, WAY-SI
Units
5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Urban and Regional Policy
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Monday Wednesday
Start Time
9:45 AM
End Time
11:15 AM
Location
Lathrop 299