|Course Cluster: Urban Studies|
This course surveys the development of cities in western and non-western countries. Emphasis is placed on urban culture, migration, the global economy, gentrification, transnationalism, and xenophobia. This course highlights the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, gender, and nationality as local, national, and global geographies collide. A central objective is to think critically about the significance of American cities through comparisons with urban life in other times and places.
This course examines how processes of urbanization impact social relations in western and non-western societies. Emphasis is placed on the migrations flows, political economic structures, social inequalities, and cultural formations that shape contemporary urban life. This course will help students think analytically about the trajectories of American cities through comparison with urban life across the globe.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: SOC151 OR SOC152
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CIR)(SISP-Soc Conc)(SOC)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
1) Course reader (available on-line)
2) P. Dreier, J. Mollenkopf & T. Swanstrom. PLACE MATTERS: METROPOLITICS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY
3) M. Duneier. SLIM'S TABLE: RACE, RESPECTABILITY, AND MASCULINITY
4). T. Caldeira. CITY OF WALLS: CRIME, SEGREGATION, AND CITIZENSHIP IN SÃO PAULO
|Examination and Assignments: |
Research paper, reading memos, group and individual presentation.
|Instructor(s): Autry,Robyn Kimberley Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 5||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: -8||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 3||SO: 2||FR: 2|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 0||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 1|