LSOC
2850

Urban Sociology

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Sociology

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Urban Sociology
Fall 2022
Taught By: Virag Molnar
Section: AX

CRN: 14108

Credits: 4

The course offers a survey of the central themes of 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, 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. 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: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Sociology (LSOC)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

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: 1:58pm EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 9:00am - 11:40am
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1101
Date Range: 9/2/2022 - 12/16/2022