SOCI 332: The Urban World
SOCI 332-DL1: The Urban World
Section Information for Fall 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. This course fulfills the Mason Core Requirement for Global Understanding.
SOCI 332-DL1 is an online asynchronous section.
Course Information from the University Catalog
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.