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Course Schedule for URBAN STUDIES - Fall 2015
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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2363 URST-101-01 Introduction to Urban Studies 1.00 LEC Myers,Garth A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  NOTE: 5 seats reserved for Juniors, 10 seats for Sophomores, and 10 seats for First-Year students.
  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.
2771 URST-201-01 From Hartford to World Cities 1.00 LEC Chen,Xiangming M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  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.
2854 URST-206-01 Organizing by Neighborhood 1.00 SEM Lash,Alta WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  This course is not open to first-year students.
  Have you ever wondered why some neighborhoods thrive and others appear to fail? Are you mystified about what can be done to stem deterioration and provide decent, affordable housing and clean and safe neighborhoods? One way to explore answers to these questions is to intern with a community-based organization dedicated to working with a community as it defines and responds to its problems. In this seminar each student will do a community learning project/ internship at such an organization in Hartford. Equally important is a way to understand and interpret your experiences at the organization. The rich theoretical literature that you will read in this seminar on how neighborhoods are organized and function and on models of community responses to neighborhood conditions provides a lens through which to evaluate your experiences with your organization and community.
3421 URST-217-01 Hist Urbanism Eastern Europe 1.00 LEC Kananovich,Uladzimir MWF: 9:00AM-9:50AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  This course will examine the economic, social, and cultural history of East European urban development during the medieval and early modern periods. We will focus on local governance, urban landscape and planning, social and educational institutions, commercial and artisan activities, religious and ethnic communities, and a new type of citizen: the burgher. To better understand urban life in the important towns of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (contemporary Belarus, Lithuania, and a part of Ukraine), we will draw comparison to the major centers of Danzig-Gdansk, Königsberg-Królewiec, and Kraków in central Europe and Russian towns like Great Novgorod and Moscow. The varied sources of information for the course include diaries, testaments, memories, private correspondence, engravings, drawings, and architectural monuments.
2808 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.
2409 URST-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
2809 URST-498-01 Senior Thesis, Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 5
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.