SOCI 332: The Urban World

SOCI 332-DL2: The Urban World
(Spring 2023)


Section Information for Spring 2023

SOCI 332 - DL2: The Urban World

The majority of Americans (86%) live in metropolitan areas (which include urban and suburban spaces) and more than half of the global population is concentrated in metropolitan areas. This course explores our social relationship to urban and suburban space. We will examine the urban world through concepts from urban sociology, as well as other areas of study including urban studies, geography, ethnic studies, and more. Course content and activities center on the city (and metropolitan areas) as sites of social, cultural, economic, and political change. We will pay particular attention to post World War II changes in American cities, urban social movements, and the city’s role in transnational networks and globalization.Overhead view of a child walking to school on sidewalk patterend with concrete squares

SOCI 332 DL2 is asynchronous distance education section.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines cities and the people who live in them in the United States and around the world. Includes topics such as: social and economic development, inequality, political protests, urban democracy, and the environment. Limited to three attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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