GSOC
6226

Foundations of Urban Sociology

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Fund. of Urban Sociology
Spring 2024
Taught By: Virag Molnar
Section: A

CRN: 14785

Credits: 3

The course offers a survey of the central themes in urban sociology. It examines the distinctiveness of the city as a form of social organization, highlighting how urban space shapes and is simultaneously shaped by social processes. It emphasizes the significance of the city as a strategic research site for sociology, showing how the study of the modern city offers a lens into key social processes such as social inequality, racial segregation, migration, globalization, collective memory and social conflict. It covers a broad range of topics including street life, crime and the informal economy, the relationship between spatial and social segregation, urban riots and mass protests, the place of consumption in urban life, the importance of public space, changes brought about by globalization, and challenges facing cities in the wake of terrorism, natural disasters and epidemics. The course will equip students to reflect critically on everyday urban life while encouraging them to think about the social relevance of urbanity in a comparative and international context.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Sociology (SOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 7:38am EST 2/28/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 908
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/7/2024