SOAN 290 - Special Topics in Sociology
Credits: 3 in Fall or Winter, 3 or 4 in Spring
A discussion of a series of topics of sociological concern. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.
Spring 2020, SOAN 290-01: Topic: Global Urban Sociology (3). An exploration of the complexities of city life in an increasingly globalized world, focusing on three broad topics. First, we examine the challenges caused by urbanization in both developed and developing societies: how to provide basic services for urban residents, avoid environmental degradation, and mitigate poverty, inequality, and violence. Second, we discuss the economic role that cities have played during different historical periods. Third, we consider how urban life may change in the future, looking especially at technology and climate change. Perez.
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