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URBAN STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES: AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectUrban Studies
Number & Suffix: 179
Full UC Title: URBAN STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES: AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES 
Transcript Title: URBN US:AFRCN AMRCN 
UC QTR Units - Division: 4.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced level students only. Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. Students who complete An additional paper are awarded 1 extra unit. Maximum units for the course is 4 quarter units. The course examines the evolution of African American Urban communities and focuses on theoretical and historiographical debates including: social organizations; conditions; daily life; culture; social movements; sustainable development; and class, gender, and race relations. Analysis of current policy debates and community initiatives. The course is intended to be both an introduction to the U.S. city and to the field of Urban Studies. The course focuses on the following topics: foundations of urban theory and the empirical tradition in classic urban studies; functional city and the New Urbanism; urban studies from suburbs to ghettos and the question of race; capitalist city and globalization; the city of tomorrow; post-carbon cities; principal approaches and authors in the field of urban studies in the US today; principal elements of the sociological approach in urban studies. The course focuses on the main theories and the empirical traditions of urban studies in the U.S. with special attention to the trends that have characterized American cities in recent decades including segregation, urban sprawl, the crisis of the inner city and possible solutions. The course includes in class discussions. Assessment is based on an oral exam on the required readings. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: URBAN STUDIES IN THE UNITED STATES (LM) 
Partner University Department: Sociologia e servizio sociale 
Partner University Course Number: 75075