2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 370 - Urban Geography


The development of cities and urban regions in global context is examined. Students examine urbanization processes, the historical development of cities, and the internal spatial interrelationships of urban functions and systems through readings that synthesize cultural and political-economic perspectives on cities. The course also draws inspiration from cognate fields of study, including urban planning, architectural history, and urban cultural studies. Videos and other visual materials allow students to examine the relationship between representation, everyday practices, and identity formation. In addition to developing insights through discussion of case studies, theoretical literature, and visual material, students experiment with fieldwork in order to apply what they know and to develop their own urban-geographical analyses. Open to juniors and seniors only, or by permission of instructor. (Previously listed as The World’s Cities) Spring (Group I) (Diversity)