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Course Schedule for URBAN STUDIES - Fall 2014
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Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
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2441 URST-101-01 Introduction to Urban Studies 1.00 LEC Myers,Garth A. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM MC - AUD Y SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 25
  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.
3006 URST-201-01 From Hartford to World Cities 1.00 LEC Chen,Xiangming M: 1:15PM-3:55PM HL - 14 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.
3147 URST-206-01 Organizing by Neighborhood 1.00 SEM Lash,Alta WF: 1:15PM-2:30PM TRINFO - CR  
  Enrollment limited to 20
  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.
3115 URST-302-01 Global Cities 1.00 SEM Myers,Garth A. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM MC - 303 Y GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This seminar examines the contemporary map of interactions between cities in the world. There is now a considerable array of research analyzing what are variously termed global or world cities in the hierarchy of the world economy, and a counter-critique has emerged which seeks to analyze all cities as ordinary, moving beyond old binaries of 'developed' and 'developing' worlds of cities. We will interrogate this debate in both its theoretical and its empirical dimensions, with case studies from Africa and assessment of cultural, political, economic and environmental globalization.
3421 URST-303-01 Advanced Topics in GIS 1.00 LEC Ibraheem,Mustafa J. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM SH - S205  
  Enrollment limited to 12
  Prerequisite: C- or better in Environmental Science 286 or permission of instructor
  This course applies spatial analysis techniques to a variety of topics in Urban Studies and Environmental Science. Prerequisite: ENVS 286 or instructor permission.
3081 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.
2498 URST-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 20
3082 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.