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Course Schedule for URBAN STUDIES - Spring 2018
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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4564 URST-101-01 Introduction to Urban Studies 1.00 LEC Annino, Julie R: 6:30PM-9:15PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course provides a general introduction to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies. Using a variety of Western and non-Western cities as illustrative examples, the course aims to give a broad survey and understanding of the distinctive characteristics of urban places. Students will learn definitions, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the field. Topics covered include the role of planning in shaping cities, the economic structure and function of cities, the evolution of urban culture, community organization and development, gentrification and urban renewal, and urban governance policy.
4795 URST-201-01 From Hartford to World Cities 1.00 LEC Chen, Xiangming M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  The 21st century is truly a global urban age characterized by the simultaneous decline and revival of post-industrial cities in the United States and the co-existence of boom and poverty in the rapidly industrializing cities in developing countries, as well as by how globalization is exerting a growing impact on urban places and processes everywhere. This course adopts an integrated and comparative approach to studying the local and global characteristics, conditions, and consequences of the growth and transformation of cities and communities. Using Hartford—Trinity's hometown—as a point or place of departure, the course takes students to a set of world or global cities outside the United States, especially a few dynamic mega-cities in developing countries to explore the differences and surprising similarities among them.
5054 URST-210-01 Sustainable Urban Development 1.00 LEC Hasan, Fadia MW: 8:30AM-9:45AM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  With the era in which city dwellers comprise a majority of the world's population has come a new urgency for understanding the balance between urban development and the environment. This course introduces students to the sub-field of urban studies which deals with sustainable development, including exploration of the debates on the meanings of sustainability and development in cities. Taking a comparative approach and a global perspective, topics to be examined may include the ecological footprint of cities, urban programs for sustainable urban planning, urban transportation and service delivery, energy issues, and the critical geopolitics of urban sustainability around the world. May be counted toward INTS major requirements.
5254 URST-212-01 Big Data and China 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Big data provides a comprehensive and in-time approach for studying the material and social spaces of cities and improving the understanding of cities as urban systems. It also generates broad and timely information for improving urban planning at various scales. This new course will deal with the use of big data to study the main characteristics and dimensions of China's urban development by addressing such topics as population migration, credit card use, high-speed rail flows, coal consumption, environmental quality, and other dimensions of urban development. The course will also touch on how the big-data approach to Chinese cities can be extended to other urban systems.
5271 URST-215-01 Latin American Cities 1.00 LEC Figueroa, Luis TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 17
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for first-year students; 5 seats reserved for sophomores
  Topics include: urbanism, religion and power in the ancient civilizations of Mexico, Central America and the Andes; colonial-era urbanism, religion, slavery and politics (1520s-1810s); post-colonial nation-building, modernization, Europeanization and early radical politics (1820s-1920s); populist-era industrialization, urban growth, class conflicts, revolutionary politics, and authoritarianism (1930s-1970s); democratization, social movements, and exclusionary and progressive urbanism in the era of neoliberalism and globalization (1980s-present). Throughout the course, we pay particular attention to gender, sexual, racial and ethnic identities, as well as to both popular culture and the fine arts, using examples from Bahia, Buenos Aires, Bogotá, Brasilia, Caracas, Cusco, Havana, Lima, Mexico City, Montevideo, Rio de Janeiro, San Juan de Puerto Rico, São Paulo, and Santiago de Chile.
4516 URST-301-01 Community Develpmnt Strategies 1.00 SEM Cummins, Emily W: 6:30PM-9:15PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 101 or permission of instructor.
  In this course we will explore the causes of neighborhood decline, examine the history, current practice and guiding policies of community development, and see firsthand selected community development strategies at work in the local communities surrounding Trinity College. We will pay close attention to the influence of ideas in good currency in the field of urban development such as smart growth, transit oriented development, land-banking and place-making. The course is organized around four questions: What are the underlying forces behind neighborhood decline? How and why did community development emerge? How has community development practice reconciled itself with current concepts that guide urban development such as new urbanism, smart growth, place-making and land-banking. What does the future hold for disinvested communities and for community development practice?
4519 URST-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 101 or permission of instructor.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
4513 URST-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Chen, Xiangming M: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 201, Sociology 227 or permission of instructor.
  This course serves as a capstone seminar with two purposes. First, it provides a comparative and integrated treatment of the urban scholarship through an intensive and interdisciplinary reading of advanced books and articles, rigorous discussions, and in-depth writing. This course allows students to widen and deepen the cumulative content and experience they have gained from previous urban courses, study abroad programs, and urban engagement and internship projects. Secondly, by connecting and even tailoring some of the seminar’s content to individual students, the course prepares and guides students to undertake and successfully complete a senior thesis for the Urban Studies major.
5055 URST-401-02 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Myers, Garth T: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 10
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 201, Sociology 227 or permission of instructor.
  This course serves as a capstone seminar with two purposes. First, it provides a comparative and integrated treatment of the urban scholarship through an intensive and interdisciplinary reading of advanced books and articles, rigorous discussions, and in-depth writing. This course allows students to widen and deepen the cumulative content and experience they have gained from previous urban courses, study abroad programs, and urban engagement and internship projects. Secondly, by connecting and even tailoring some of the seminar’s content to individual students, the course prepares and guides students to undertake and successfully complete a senior thesis for the Urban Studies major.
4518 URST-499-01 Senior Thesis, Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Written report and formal presentation of a research project. Required of all students who wish to earn honors in Urban Studies. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
5053 HIST-259-01 The Islamic City 1.00 LEC Antrim, Zayde TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course explores the cities founded, claimed, and inhabited by Muslims over the centuries, with a particular focus on the Middle East. Scholars have long debated whether there is such a thing as a prototypical "Islamic city" shaped by religious and cultural norms. Through a combination of lectures and discussions, we will grapple with this question by situating cities in their historical contexts, examining their built environments, and considering the ways in which gender, economic and social life, political movements, and war shape urban space.
4886 INTS-258-01 The Islamic City 1.00 LEC Antrim, Zayde TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  This course explores the cities founded, claimed, and inhabited by Muslims over the centuries, with a particular focus on the Middle East. Scholars have long debated whether there is such a thing as a prototypical "Islamic city" shaped by religious and cultural norms. Through a combination of lectures and discussions, we will grapple with this question by situating cities in their historical contexts, examining their built environments, and considering the ways in which gender, economic and social life, political movements, and war shape urban space.
5247 LAAL-200-01 Action Research Methods Htfd 1.00 LEC Brown, Megan M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 201.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  What is the role of academic research in social change? How can students and community groups collaborate effectively to co-create, implement, and use research projects to solve social problems? In this course, students will study the theories and methods of interdisciplinary action research. Emphasizing ethical collaboration, students will learn research design strategies, methods, tools, and research tools in order to work with community partners to solve pressing problems. Students will learn to use a variety of statistical, geographic, and interview data to answer questions, make recommendations, and tell stories about the issues that are most relevant to Hartford.
5248 LAAL-201-01 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 200.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
5249 LAAL-201-02 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 200.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
5250 LAAL-201-03 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 200.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
5251 LAAL-201-04 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan F: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 200.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
5286 LAAL-201-05 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Dougherty, Jack R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Requires concurrent enrollment in LAAL 200.
  NOTE: Apply online at http://commons.trincoll.edu/action-lab
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.