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UP185 - Cities in a Global Perspective


Cities around the world are studied through a cross-cultural lens to provide an understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic forces that shape them in the context of globalization. Examples of cites from a range of countries including Iran, Norway, Mexico, Chile, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the US are included to illustrate: 1) A global perspective on the processes of urbanization; 2) Forces that shape cites and urban life in them; 3) The analytical skills needed to understand urban development in a global and cross-cultural context.




3 or 4 hours




This course satisfies the General Education Criteria under the categories Social and Behavioral Science—Social Science and Cultural Studies—Western/Comparative Culture(s).

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