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Cornell University    
  Jan 16, 2018
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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AMST 1144 - FWS: American Cities in the Global Economy: Market, People, Place

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

P. Wissoker.

Why do some regions thrive during a recession? What role can local governments play in an economic system that seems to exacerbate the divide between rich and poor?  Using cities as a lens, we’ll examine the global economy and how it helps shape the way we live. Drawing on readings from both the popular press and the academy, we will investigate a range of places and industries: from international manufacturers and regional home builders to chain stores and investment banks; from small, single-industry towns to large, urban regions. In class and through written assignments, you will learn to analyze, explain, and debate the economic geography of U.S. cities, all the while learning the writing skills you’ll need at Cornell and in the wider world.

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