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Urban Sociology
URBAN SOC
CLASS CODE: SOC 460 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL WORK
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: The changing nature of social life as it has moved from predominantly rural to urban patterns. Significant events that have led to urbanization.
TAUGHT: Summer
CONTENT AND TOPICS: This course is designed to promote an understanding of the complexity of urban and metropolitan environments. Students will have the opportunity to get off of the campus and into the city of Chicago. This course allows the student to relate his/her academic training to a real world situation by examining first hand the urban development in Chicago, Ill. This course explores the problems and potential of urban cities, examining contemporary urban life in the U.S. Topics will be presented through lecture, guest speakers, and videos.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Provide students with a broad understanding of the problems and prospects of our metropolitan areas.
Equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue careers related to the multi-faceted nature of urban studies.
Serve as a resource, through service and research, to larger urban areas.
Help the student to better understand the functions of urban cities.
Provide the student with a knowledge of some of the problems and issues that confront our metropolitan areas.
Students will be able to understand the various interrelationships that make up the urban environment.
REQUIREMENTS: Participation in the urban studies program during second summer term. Completion of all assigned material to be turned in prior to leaving for Chicago.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001