Jun 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

SOC 228: Cities & Urban Life


(1 Unit)
ANTH 105 or SOC 101, or permission of instructor.
Today, over half of the world’s people live in urban areas, and there is every indication that the future of human society will be dominated by cities. Increasingly, then, the study of society is the study of urban society. This course examines the spatial organization of contemporary cities, their internal structure, their place in the world system, the persistent issue of concentrated urban poverty and other social problems endemic to modern cities. Special attention will be given to the experiences of inner-city minority populations. Schoene.