Urban problems, Urban actions
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Lang College
Course Number: LNGC 1513
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: Yes
- Urban History, Theory & Criticism
This course is a Lang Advising Seminar for students interested in the study of Cities and the array of problems we find in cities as well as possible solutions to such problems. This course is intended to provide you with an introductory understanding of cities and their development over time and space, how to approach the study of cities, how to analyze specific urban problems, and how to creatively think about solutions. In order to be able to do so, students will learn about theoretical approaches to the study of social problems in cities which include but are not limited to functionalism, structuralism including Marxist theory, feminism, as well as deconstruction and postmodernism. Equipped with a theoretical understanding, we examine a number of select urban problems, including the effects of globalization and economic restructuring, racism and residential segregation, gentrification and residential displacement, immigration and its economic impact, and homelessness and extreme poverty in a number of U.S. cities and beyond.
Open to Undergraduate students.
Open to Freshman students.