Jul 14, 2020  
2019-2020 University Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 University Bulletin
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POSC 279 - Urban Politics

3 hours
Through most of our history, humans have lived in rural areas. In the United States, over 80% of us already live in a metropolitan area. Cities encourage collaboration and provide a venue for the constant flow of new information and ideas. Cities are the centers of our economic, political, social, and cultural life. The goal of this course is to equip students with a skill set to think critically about urban issues in their broader context. We will begin by addressing where, why, and how cities formed; how they have grown; where city dwellers have come from; how they have lived; and how they have governed themselves. Current theories of urban politics will be examined. Using Chicago as a laboratory, we will consider the current state of cities and make predictions about their futures. May not be completed for credit by students who previously earned credit in POSC 377.

This course will satisfy the core area requirement in social sciences.



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