GSOC

6226

Foundations of Urban Sociology

New School for Social Research: Sociology

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Fund. of Urban Sociology

Spring 2021

Taught By: Virag Molnar

Section: A

CRN: 8539

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 (GSOC)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 10:51pm 6/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 1:55pm - 3:45pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021