Urban Worlds: Social Justice and the Lived City

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Worlds

Fall 2019

Taught By: Robert von Mahs

Section: L

CRN: 7558

Credits: 0

This course introduces students to ways to approach, understand, and improve cities focusing on New York City and other large metropolitan areas around the world. The first part familiarizes students with ways to approach cities, their historic development, their shifting and expanding urban landscapes, and the complex social and cultural life unfolding in them. The second part applies these concepts in order to examine several contemporary urban problems including increasing urban inequality, urban poverty and homelessness, xenophobia and racism, increasing surveillance and social control, and infrastructural problems, all of which hint to bigger economic, social, and political problems in cities. The course concludes with a critical examination of current urban policy and planning and ideas about urban reform.

Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.
[This ULEC is in category 2, Introductions to Social Research.]

College: University Liberal Arts (UL)

Department: University Lecture Program (ULIB)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 100

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 5:15am 10/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 12:20pm - 1:35pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 407

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/10/2019