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Course Descriptions

SOC 202 - Urban Sociology

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. Special attention is paid to unequal access to power and resources, and to outcomes based on race, class, gender, and sexuality. Students learn about the major perspectives of social justice and apply them throughout the course.

Learning Attributes: WR

New SUNY General Education: SUNY - Diversity: Equity, Inclusion, and Social Justice, SUNY - Social Sciences

Retiring 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 racialized conditions that impact urban and suburban communities
5. Analyze the class based conditions that impact urban and suburban communities
6. Analyze the ways in which gender and sexuality interact with urban and suburban communities
7. Utilize writing to communicate an understanding, application, analysis or evaluation of material covered in this course.
8. Evaluate the effectiveness of contemporary urban institutions in dealing with the challenges that face urban communities today.
9. Evaluate the effectiveness of social movements in dealing with the challenges that face urban communities today.

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024