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SC 305 Overview

This is an introduction to the study of cities and metropolitan areas. Students will cover an historical review of the growth of cities to their current spatial configurations in contemporary society, giving special attention to class structure, power structure, politics and ethnic communities. Students also will examine social problems facing American cities: urban sprawl, economic and community development, inequality, housing, education, crime, environment, and the changing community in the broader national and global context. Prerequisite: SC 101, sophomore standing.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • SC