An introductory, interdisciplinary study of a specific problem or series of ideas in the liberal arts. May be repeated for credit with different topics.
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190A: Tps:Intro Urban Studies
Tps:Introduction to Urban Studies
Introduction to Urban Studies offers students a survey of the major problems, topics, theories, and scholars in the field of urban studies. The course is designed to prepare students for understanding the challenges of 21st century urbanism. Demographers inform us that by 2050 we should have 9 billion global inhabitants, and 2/3 of these people are anticipated to live in cities. That reality is unprecedented in human history, leaving the liberally educated mind with the challenge of understanding this demographic shift's implications for the human experience. The course is interdisciplinary, taking from anthropology, ecology, economics, environmental studies, history, literature, and Sociology.