SOC 102 - Introduction to Sociology: Special Topics
Section: 020 Urban Inequality
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Sociology (SOC)
Department: LSA Sociology
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to students who have completed or are enrolled in SOC 100, 195, 300, or 302.
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Enforced Prerequisites:
Restricted to first- and second-year students.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Juniors and seniors electing an introductory course should elect SOC 300 or SOC 302.
Other Course Info:
May not be included in a Sociology major.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course will provide an introduction to the sociological study of cities. Urban sociology emerged as an intellectual tradition in response to the rapid growth of industries and urbanization during the late 19th century. In this course, we will consider fundamental questions about cities: How are they formed? How are they socially organized? How does their physical structure and geographic location impact the lives of urban dwellers? How do people respond to the freedom and constraints of urban life?

This course is organized to reflect the historical trajectory of American cities. We begin by examining the major theoretical perspectives on cities. We then turn to how macroeconomics processes like deindustrialization, segregation, suburbanization, and gentrification have created concentrated poverty in urban areas and how this impacts the livelihood of people who live there. We will also briefly consider these same processes in the context of global cities and globalization. The course concludes by examining how the built environment shapes social interactions and social inequality in public spaces.

SOC 102 - Introduction to Sociology: Special Topics
Schedule Listing
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30132
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (DIS)
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30133
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2Y1 or Y2
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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30134
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3
4Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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30135
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1Y1 or Y2
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
020 (LEC)
 
27659
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
021 (DIS)
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27660
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
022 (DIS)
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27661
Closed
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1Y1 or Y2
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
023 (DIS)
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27662
Open
1
2Y1 or Y2
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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