SOC-220 - Urban Sociology

3 credits

This course serves as an introduction to the sociological study of cities as both social and spatial milieu. An emphasis is placed on social problems related to urbanization and the contemporary city. The study of the American city and regional urban areas is prioritized, but global urban issues will also be considered. The course covers topics that include, but are not limited to: urban social theory; urbanization, suburbanization, and sprawl; residential segregation; inequality; gentrification; cities and culture; migration; and the global city.

Prerequisite(s): DRG 091  and DWT 099  (minimum grade C-) or placement at higher level.

Mass Transfer Block: Credits earned in this course are counted towards the MassTransfer Block Behavioral and Social Sciences requirements.