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    Macalester College
  Dec 13, 2017
College Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 241 - Urban Geography

This course seeks to explain the evolving pattern of North American cities and their antecedents in terms of the distribution and movement of people and resources as well as the effects of changes in transportation and communication technology. In addition, a careful analysis of the development and internal spatial structure of North American cities will be carried out. Much class time will be spent on discussion of contemporary urban problems such as segregation, unequal investment, and control of public space as well as attempts at their solution. This is intended for all students intending to major in Urban Studies. Field work required. Fall semester. (4 Credits)