SOCI 833: Special Topics in Sociology

SOCI 833-001: Space, Place, Built Environmnt
(Fall 2021)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Horizon Hall 4001

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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.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Specialized inquiry of topics of contemporary sociological research and scholarship. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Have completed either 6 credits of coursework at the 600 level or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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