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SOC 4140  URBAN SOCIOLOGY (3 credits)

This course examines classical and contemporary sociological theories on city formation, the urbanization process, and the interaction of society and the built environment. Topics covered include suburbanization, gentrification, residential segregation, social networks, crime, housing, city culture, and public policy. The focus is on U.S. cities with selected comparisons to other world regions. Students will also get basic knowledge and exposure to research methods to study urban areas locally. (Cross-listed with SOC 8146).

Prerequisite(s): SOC 1010 and junior standing, or permission from the instructor.