URBS UN1515 Introduction to Urban Studies. 3 points.

This course is intended to be both an interdisciplinary introduction to the city and to the field of Urban Studies. As an introduction to the city, the course will address a variety of questions: What is a city? How did cities develop? How do cities function socially, politically, and economically? Why do people live in cities? What are some of the major issues facing cities in the early twenty-first century, and how can cities address these issues? As an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of Urban Studies, the course will present models of how scholars approach cities from a variety of disciplinary viewpoints, including architecture, planning, law, sociology, history, archaeology, anthropology, political science, public policy, and geography. Students will learn some of the major concepts in the field of Urban Studies, and will study the works of leading scholars in the field. Students in the course will approach cities from a number of disciplines, not only through the reading, but also through assignments that take place in different locations throughout New York City.

Fall 2020: URBS UN1515
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
URBS 1515 001/00002 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Aaron Passell 3 33/35
Spring 2021: URBS UN1515
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
URBS 1515 001/00231 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Room TBA
Aaron Passell 3 0/20

Urban Studies

Barnard College

http://bulletin.columbia.edu/barnard-college/courses-instruction/urban-studies/

The Barnard–Columbia Urban Studies program enables students to explore and understand the urban experience in all of its richness and complexity. It recognizes the city as an amalgam of diverse peoples and their social, political, economic, and cultural interactions within a distinctive built environment. Students study the evolution and variety of urban forms and governance structures, which create opportunities for, as well as constrain, the exercise of human agency, individual and collective. They explore the place of the city in different historical and comparative contexts, as well as in the human imagination.

Urban Studies

Columbia College

http://bulletin.columbia.edu/columbia-college/departments-instruction/urban-studies/

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Urban Studies

General Studies

http://bulletin.columbia.edu/general-studies/majors-concentrations/urban-studies/

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