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Fall 2019 Urban Studies UN1515 section 001

Call Number 09858
Day & Time
TR 11:40am-12:55pm
202 Altschul Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Department
Instructor Aaron Passell
Method of Instruction Classroom
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 Vergil
Department Urban Studies @Barnard
Enrollment 103 students (120 max) as of 5:35PM Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Subject Urban Studies
Number UN1515
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Note This course has a required discussion section. Must attend
Section key 20193URBS1515V001

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