Course Descriptions

SOC 202 - Introduction to Urban Studies

3 Credits

This course focuses on the social, political, economic, and cultural factors associated with development of urban communities, the characteristics of urban institutions, trends in urban planning, ecological processes, and the effects upon urban communities of development and migration. A student may earn credit for URS100 or SOC202, but cannot earn credit for both courses because they are equivalent courses.

Learning Attributes: WR

SUNY General Education: SUNY-SS - Social Sciences (SSCS)

MCC General Education: MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT), MCC-SCI - Scientific Reasoning (MSCI), MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Describe the evolution of urban communities from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
2. Describe the evolution of social institutions from a variety of theoretical perspectives.
3. Apply theories learned to analyze past developments and their impact on the urban community.
4. Analyze the conditions that impact urban and suburban communities.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of contemporary urban institutions in dealing with the challenges that face urban communities today.
6. Evaluate the effectiveness of social movements in dealing with the challenges that face urban communities today.
7. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.

Course Offered Fall and Spring

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Fall Semester 2019
Summer Session 2019