SOC 402 The City and Social Problems

The city today exists in crisis and promise. The sociological perspective sheds light on issues and problems that face cities both locally and globally. Issues covered include: homelessness and poverty; immigration and physical mobility; the ecological crisis; economic development vs. decline; housing; segregation; crime; and the meaning of community in an urban context. 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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