Urban Studies 171: Introduction to the City
Warren Copeland, Course Coordinator
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the academic study of the city. We shall examine a number of important issues facing cities which raise more general tensions in urban life from different perspectives. A typical segment of the course will consist of readings and presentations from two or three disciplines addressing a common issue. The principal objective of the course is to get students to think more critically about cities, their problems, and some possible solutions. Assignments will include weekly quizzes and three examinations.