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Fall 2017 Urban Studies UN1515 section 001
INTRODUCTION TO URBAN STUDIES

Call Number 02074
Day & Time
Location
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
405 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Aaron Passell
Type LECTURE
Course Description This course is intended to be both an interdisciplinary introduction to the city and to the field of Urban Studies. As an introduction to the city, the course will address a variety of questions: What is a city? How did cities develop? How do cities function socially, politically, and economically? Why do people live in cities? What are some of the major issues facing cities in the early twenty-first century, and how can cities address these issues? As an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Urban Studies, the course will present models of how scholars approach cities from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints, including architecture, planning, law, sociology, history, archaeology, anthropology, political science, public policy, and geography. Students will learn some of the major concepts in the field of Urban Studies, and will study the works of leading scholars in the field. Students in the course will approach cities from a number of disciplines, not only through the reading, but also through assignments that take place in different locations throughout New York City.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department Urban Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 102 students (104 max) as of 7:01PM Saturday, September 23, 2017
Subject Urban Studies
Number UN1515
Section 001
Division Interschool
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, School of Professional Studies, Global Programs
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20173URBS1515V001

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