Section Information for Spring 2023
The majority of Americans (86%) live in metropolitan areas (which include urban and suburban spaces) and more than half of the global population is concentrated in metropolitan areas. This course explores our social relationship to urban and suburban space. We will examine the urban world through concepts from urban sociology, as well as other areas of study including urban studies, geography, ethnic studies, and more. Course content and activities center on the city (and metropolitan areas) as sites of social, cultural, economic, and political change. We will pay particular attention to post World War II changes in American cities, urban social movements, and the city’s role in transnational networks and globalization.
SOCI 332 DL2 is asynchronous distance education section.