Approaches to Metropolitan Studies

CORE Social Science, Can count as ONLY ONE of the following: Intro for Metropolitan major/minor & SCA major (not minor), not an elective. ONLY OFFERED IN FALL, MAJORS MUST TAKE BY JUNIOR YEAR.

A broad and interdisciplinary introduction to the field of urban studies, surveying the major approaches deployed to investigate the urban experience in the social space of the modern city. Explores the historical geography of capitalist urbanization with attention to North American and European cities, to colonial and postcolonial cities, and to the global contexts of urban development. Major topics include urban politics and governance; suburban and regional development; urban social movements; urban planning; the gendering of urban space and racial segregation in urban space.






Fall 2022

Thomas J Sugrue
MW: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM KIMM 808