Urban Worlds: Social Justice and the Lived City

University Liberal Arts: University Lecture Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Urban Worlds

Fall 2021

Taught By: Joseph Heathcott

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. Note that the discussion sections for this course are scheduled to occur in person.
[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: 75

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 8:17pm 10/25/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Building: Online Course

Room: 999

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/17/2021