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College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 341 - Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes

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. Not offered 2012-2013. Prerequisite(s): GEOG 112 , GEOG 242 , GEOG 262  or instructor permission. (4 Credits)