Courses of Study 2013-2014 
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Courses of Study 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOC 3120 - Urban Sociology


Fall. 4 credits.

E. York Cornwell.

The discipline of sociology arose, in large part, as a response to the rapid urbanization and industrialization of society. This course will begin with a brief history of urbanization, followed by consideration of central theories of urban sociology including ecological, political/economic, cultural, and experiential viewpoints. Next, we will examine more recent research to explore how individuals, social interactions, and institutions shape – and are shaped by - characteristics of urban space. We will address topics such as urban poverty, race and ethnicity, residential segregation, housing, neighborhood context, crime and victimization, health, social isolation, culture, and global cities.


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