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    Macalester College
   
 
  Dec 10, 2017
 
 
    
College Catalog 2017-2018

AMST 341 - City Life: Segregation, Integration, and Gentrification

Cross-Listed as GEOG 341  
Urban social geography is the study of social and spatial dimensions of city life. In this course, we will explore some of the ways in which urban society is organized geographically. We will also consider how the spatial patterns of urban life influence public policy issues in the American context. Topics covered in this course include causes of racial segregation, debates about gentrification, sustainable suburban development, the transition from government to governance in cities, and the delivery of urban services that affect the education, health and economic welfare of urban populations. Students will learn current research, engage debates about critical urban issues, and learn techniques useful for analyzing spatial patterns in the urban landscape. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 241  or GEOG 261  or GEOG 262   (4 Credits)