Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC 3370 - Urban Sociology

Credits: 4
Urban sociology is the sociological study of the city. It examines the various historical, cultural, geo-political and economic factors that help explain the origin and development of the city as a social invention and changing human form. The course begins with a general review of the historical origins and theories of urbanization and a more specific focus on urbanization, suburbanization and the growth of metropolitan regions in the United States. Life as it is experienced in the city and its neighborhoods is examined in terms of class, gender, race-ethnicity, and lifestyles. Common problems of urban life such as poverty, racism, crime, and homelessness are addressed.
Fulfills: SOSC in LS Core.