Oct 30, 2020  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

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

Cross-Listed as GEOG 341  
This course connects students with urban social geography, which studies the 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 a North American context. Topics covered in this course include causes of racial segregation, debates about gentrification, sustainable suburban development, the transition to shared governance in cities, and the delivery of urban services that affect the 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  or permission of instructor. Offered every year. (4 Credits)