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Comparative Urban Policy

GOVT 308
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 308, ENVS 308, IDEA 308
Course Cluster and Certificates: Community-Engaged Learning, Service Learning, Urban Studies

Cities are home to more than half of the world's population, generate more than 80% of world GDP, and are responsible for 75% of global CO2 emissions. Once viewed as minor political players with parochial concerns, they are now--individually and collectively--major players on the global stage. This course will examine how cities are coping with the major policy issues governing our lives--from waste management and public safety to energy and housing policy. We will be examining how policies differ between big cities and small cities, what cities in the global north are learning from the cities in the global south, and how cities are bypassing toxic partisan politics in their nations' capitals to form global networks promoting positive change. The class will involve local field trips and participant observation to see how some of these urban issues are playing out in the city of Middletown.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-MN)(CEAS)(CEAS-Polit Econ)(CIVI-MN)(ENVS-MN)(ENVS)(GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(HRAD-MN)(IDEA-MN)(IDEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUL-20-2024
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