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SOCIOLOGY

SOCY-367
Sociology of the City (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

The transition to a post-industrial society has led to a dramatic socio-political restructuring of major cities into complex systems of urban-suburban metropolises. Regional, national, and international forces are responsible for the contemporary growth and economic prosperity of suburban "edge" cities and the concentration of poverty and racial-ethnic/national minorities in the central city. This course explores the emerging international hierarchy of "global cities" with the socio-spatial patterns of inequality and political conflict. Usually offered every spring. Prerequisite: SOCY-100 or SOCY-110 or SOCY-150.