Welcome to 
Dynamics of American Cities

UNST 299

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This sophomore inquiry course looks at some of the dynamics of the American city through the lens of several different academic disciplines. 

We focus on the following:

  • What is a city?  The fields of history and sociology help inform our investigation.
  • The rich just keep getting richer.  The fields of history, sociology, political science, and economics contribute to our study.
  • Community, identity, and space.  Sociology, urban planning, gender studies, and social justice inform our discussions.
  • Visions of ideal form.  History and urban planning help us understand where we’ve been and where we might want to go.