SOC 302 The City and Society

The origins and significance of the city in human history are explored in the context of contemporary sociological theories of urban development. From this basis the course examines such issues as the rise of differing forms of social inequality, the rural/urban split, the global city, democratic process, urban growth/decay, and their impact on social life. Lect: 3 hrs. Prerequisite: SOC 11B or SOC 103 or SOC 104 or SOC 105 or SOC 111 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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