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ANSO 241: The City

Term: Spring

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: Educational Studies Elective, Urban Studies Elective

This course employs the sociological perspective to explore a broad range of urban problems in the United States, including crime, urban poverty, residential segregation, education, and health. It examines urban processes in an effort to better understand how social contexts affect people’s lives and how inequality is reproduced and challenged. This course interrogates how certain issues are constructed as social problems, and how these constructions affect our efforts to address these problems. Students will develop the skills to critically assess the causes, consequences and solutions to urban social problems.

Prerequisites: none.