04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Horizon Hall 4001
Section Information for Fall 2021
What are the spatial and social meanings of built environments, and what do they reveal about how cultures form and power dynamics unfold? This course will cover prominent theorists of space and place, including Henri Lefebvre, Michel de Certeau, Doreen Massey, David Harvey, Setha Low, Yi-fu Tuan, and Marc Augé, as well as empirical works (mostly ethnographies) that use space-place frameworks to analyze the built environment in terms of infrastructure and nation-building, race and gentrification, gendered mobility, urbanism and sectarian conflict, and the politics of displacement. Students in this course will gain an understanding of theories of space and place while also learning how those theories are applied critically to analyze our built environments. There will also be opportunities for field experience and analysis as students form their own research projects in the course of the semester.
Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.
Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.
Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.