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UNIV 290

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An exploration of particular topics or issues within the liberal arts from a disciplinary or cross-disciplinary perspective. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
1/2-1 course

Fall Semester information

Glen Kuecker

290A: Tps: Intro to Urban Studies

City Lab 200 introduces students to the foundations of Urban Studies, its core lines of inquiry, theoretical interventions, lines of analysis, and debates. Students will learn these foundations through their participation in the City Lab workshop, where they will deploy ideas and knowledge learned from the course's core readings. These readings will serve as the framework for each student's research project, which will explore a major theme in Urban Studies and apply it to a topic within City Lab's collective research project (Fall 2016 the topic is UN Habitat 3). For example, students might use the concept "right to the city" as a way to explore a particular theme within Habitat III. Students will undertake their own research project that contributes to the intellectual commons of the workshop. Students will have the responsibility for sharing their learning about Urban Studies with the 100 (a first year seminar) and 300 level students participating in the workshop. Additionally, students will bring the perspective, ideas, theories, and knowledge from their particular major or program to their considerations of Urban Studies, their research topic, and the workshop. Each student will engage in a dialogue with the disciplinary perspective of the other students. This semester the course is offered as a "W" competency graduation requirement. For more information about the course, you can visit: http://gkuecker.wix.com/citylab - !city-lab-200/jhmgj and for information about City Lab see: http://gkuecker.wix.com/citylab


Glen Kuecker

290B: Tps: Intro to Urban Studies

City Lab 200 introduces students to the foundations of Urban Studies, its core lines of inquiry, theoretical interventions, lines of analysis, and debates. Students will learn these foundations through their participation in the City Lab workshop, where they will deploy ideas and knowledge learned from the course's core readings. These readings will serve as the framework for each student's research project, which will explore a major theme in Urban Studies and apply it to a topic within City Lab's collective research project (Fall 2016 the topic is UN Habitat 3). For example, students might use the concept "right to the city" as a way to explore a particular theme within Habitat III. Students will undertake their own research project that contributes to the intellectual commons of the workshop. Students will have the responsibility for sharing their learning about Urban Studies with the 100 (a first year seminar) and 300 level students participating in the workshop. Additionally, students will bring the perspective, ideas, theories, and knowledge from their particular major or program to their considerations of Urban Studies, their research topic, and the workshop. Each student will engage in a dialogue with the disciplinary perspective of the other students. This semester the course is offered as a "W" competency graduation requirement. For more information about the course, you can visit: http://gkuecker.wix.com/citylab - !city-lab-200/jhmgj and for information about City Lab see: http://gkuecker.wix.com/citylab