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Courses & Requirements

This page displays the schedule of Bryn Mawr courses in this department for this academic year. It also displays descriptions of courses offered by the department during the last four academic years.

For information about courses offered by other Bryn Mawr departments and programs or about courses offered by Haverford and Swarthmore Colleges, please consult the Course Guides page.

For information about the Academic Calendar, including the dates of first and second quarter courses, please visit the College's master calendar.

Fall 2017

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CITY B185-001 Urban Culture and Society Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall F McDonogh,G., Raddatz,L.
CITY B185-002 Urban Culture and Society Semester / 1 LEC: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Taylor Hall G McDonogh,G., Raddatz,L.
CITY B207-001 Topics in Urban Studies: Philadelphia Architecture & Urbanism Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Bettws Y Coed 100 Cohen,J.
CITY B226-001 Introduction to Architectural Design Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Rockefeller Drafting Studio Olshin,S., Voith,D.
LEC: 9:10 AM-12:00 PM F Rockefeller Drafting Studio
CITY B254-001 History of Modern Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall E Lee,M.
CITY B345-001 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society: Sustainable Cities Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Dalton Hall 212A Raddatz,L.
CITY B377-001 Topics in Modern Architecture: City and Nature Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Taylor Hall C Lee,M.
CITY B398-001 Senior Seminar Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T College Hall 104 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B403-001 Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B415-001 Teaching Assistant Semester / 1
CITY B425-001 Praxis III: Independent Study Semester / 1 Dept. staff, TBA
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Raddatz,L.
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA Raddatz,L.
ARCH B110-001 The World Through Classical Eyes Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:10 AM-12:00 PM MWF College Hall 104 Donohue,A.
ARCH B316-001 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM F Carpenter Library 13 Magee,P.
ECON B213-001 Taming the Modern Corporation Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH College Hall 102 Sfekas,A.
ECON B225-001 Economic Development Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 119 Rock,M.
ECON B242-001 Economics of Local Environmental Programs Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dalton Hall 25 Ross,D.
ECON B324-001 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Dalton Hall 6 Nutting,A.
ENVS B200-001 The Edible Environment: Theory and Ethics Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Dalton Hall 2 Borghini,A.
HIST B237-001 Topic: Modern African History: Urban History Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Carpenter Library 17 Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B257-001 British Empire I: Capitalism and Slavery Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Carpenter Library 13 Kale,M.
ITAL B319-001 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Medieval Italy Semester / 1 LEC: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Taylor Hall, Seminar Room Kubati,R.
POLS B256-001 Global Politics of Climate Change Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Dalton Hall 2 Hager,C.
SOCL B205-001 Social Inequality Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Taylor Hall D Pinto-Coelho,J.

Spring 2018

COURSE TITLE SCHEDULE/
UNITS
MEETING TYPE TIMES/DAYS LOCATION INSTR(S)
CITY B190-001 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 2:30 PM MW Lee,M.
CITY B190-002 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Lee,M.
CITY B201-001 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Raddatz,L.
CITY B207-001 Topics in Urban Studies: Philadelphia Architecture Semester / 1 LEC: 10:10 AM-11:30 AM MW Cohen,J.
CITY B228-001 Problems in Architectural Design Semester / 1 Lecture: 7:10 PM- 9:00 PM T Olshin,S., Voith,D.
CITY B229-001 Topics in Comparative Urbanism: Global Suburbia Semester / 1 LEC: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH McDonogh,G.
CITY B360-001 Topics: Urban Culture and Society: Labor and Migration Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Raddatz,L.
CITY B365-001 Topics: Techniques of the City: Global Enclaves Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH McDonogh,G.
CITY B378-001 Formative Landscapes: The Architecture and Planning of American Collegiate Campuses Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM T Cohen,J.
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA McDonogh,G., Raddatz,L.
CITY B450-001 Urban Internships/Praxis Semester / 1 Lecture: Date/Time TBA McDonogh,G., Raddatz,L.
ARCH B359-001 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology: Illustration Semester / 1 LEC: 12:10 PM- 2:00 PM TH Donohue,A.
ECON B234-001 Environmental Economics Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:55 AM-11:15 AM TTH Ross,D.
ECON B236-001 The Economics of Globalization Semester / 1 Lecture: 12:55 PM- 2:15 PM TTH Ceglowski,J.
ECON B253-001 Introduction to Econometrics Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:25 PM- 3:45 PM TTH Ross,D.
ECON B314-001 The Economics of Social Policy Semester / 1 Lecture: 11:40 AM- 1:00 PM MW Sfekas,A.
EDUC B266-001 Schools in American Cities Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Zuckerman,K.
GEOL B209-001 Natural Hazards Semester / 1 Lecture: 10:10 AM-11:00 AM MWF Marenco,K.
GERM B245-001 Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Literature and Culture Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Shen,Q.
GNST B245-001 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies Semester / 1 Lecture: 2:40 PM- 4:00 PM MW Gaspar,M.
HART B323-001 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art: The Fresco Semester / 1 LEC: 2:10 PM- 4:00 PM TH Cast,D.
HIST B237-001 Topic: Modern African History: African Economic Development Semester / 1 LEC: 11:25 AM-12:45 PM TTH Ngalamulume,K.
HIST B325-001 Topics in Social History: Civil War, Race, Amer. Memory Semester / 1 Lecture: 1:10 PM- 3:30 PM T Ullman,S.
HIST B368-001 Topics in Medieval History: Magic in the Middle Ages Semester / 1 Lecture: 9:10 AM-12:00 PM TH Truitt,E.

Fall 2018

(Class schedules for this semester will be posted at a later date.)

2017-18 Catalog Data

CITY B185 Urban Culture and Society Fall 2017 Examines techniques and questions of the social sciences as tools for studying historical and contemporary cities. Topics include political-economic organization, conflict and social differentiation (class, ethnicity and gender), and cultural production and representation. Philadelphia features prominently in discussion, reading and exploration as do global metropolitan comparisons through papers involving fieldwork, critical reading and planning/problem solving using qualitative and quantitative methods. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B190 The Form of the City: Urban Form from Antiquity to the Present Spring 2018 This course studies the city as a three-dimensional artifact. A variety of factors--geography, economic and population structure, politics, planning, and aesthetics--are considered as determinants of urban form. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B201 Introduction to GIS for Social and Environmental Analysis Spring 2018 This course is designed to introduce the foundations of GIS with emphasis on applications for social and environmental analysis. It deals with basic principles of GIS and its use in spatial analysis and information management. Ultimately, students will design and carry out research projects on topics of their own choosing. Prerequisite: At least sophomore standing and Quantitative Readiness are required (i.e.the quantitative readiness assessment or Quan B001). Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B207 Topics in Urban Studies
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Philadelphia Architecture
Section 001 (Fall 2017): Philadelphia Architecture & Urbanism Fall 2017, Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B218 Topics in World Cities Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. An introduction to contemporary issues related to the urban environment. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC)

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CITY B226 Introduction to Architectural Design Fall 2017 This studio design course introduces the principles of architectural design. Suggested Preparation: drawing, some history of architecture, and permission of instructor. Critical Interpretation (CI)

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CITY B227 Topics in Modern Planning
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Urban Policy Issues Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B228 Problems in Architectural Design Spring 2018 A continuation of CITY 226 at a more advanced level. Prerequisites: CITY B226 or permission of instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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CITY B229 Topics in Comparative Urbanism
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Colonial and Post-Colonial Cities
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Suburbia Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: City, Nature and Culture - Creativity, sprawl, alienation, mobility, nature and artifice --what do developments beyond the metropolis tell us about urban life. Probing suburban places, experiences, imagery and reforms around Paris, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires and Philadelphia, this required major writing seminar examines suburbs for both problems from the past and ideas for the future.
Writing Intensive Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies

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CITY B250 Topics: Growth & Spatial Organization of the City
Section 001 (Fall 2016): History of American Urbanism Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B254 History of Modern Architecture Fall 2017 A survey of the development of modern architecture since the 18th century. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B255 Survey of American Architecture Not offered 2017-18 This survey course examines architecture within the global framework of "the modern." Through an introduction to an architectural canon of works and figures, it seeks to foster a critical consideration of modernity, modernization, and modernism. The course explores each as a category of meaning that framed the theory and practice of architecture as a cultural, political, social, and technological enterprise. It also uses these conjugates to study the modes by which architecture may be said to have framed history. We will study practical and discursive activity that formed a dynamic field within which many of the contradictions of "the modern" were made visible (and visual) through architecture. In this course, we will engage architectural concepts and designs by studying drawings and buildings closely within their historical context. We will examine spheres of reception for architecture and its theoretical, discursive, and cultural life through a variety of media: buildings of course, but also journals, books, and film. We will also investigate architecture as a site and subject for critical inquiry. In particular, we will see what it may tell us about the globalization and politics of the twentieth century, and about history, theory, and criticism as epistemological tracks. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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CITY B278 American Environmental History Not offered 2017-18 This course explores major themes of American environmental history, examining changes in the American landscape, the history of ideas about nature and the interaction between the two. Students will study definitions of nature, environment, and environmental history while investigating interactions between Americans and their physical worlds. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B298 Topics: Advanced Research Methods
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Junion Seminar
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Junion Seminar Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Course does not meet an Approach

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CITY B306 Advanced Fieldwork Techniques: Places in Time Not offered 2017-18 A workshop for research into the histories of places, intended to bring students into contact with some of the raw materials of architectural and urban history. A focus will be placed on historical images and texts, and on creating engaging informational experiences that are transparent to their evidentiary basis.

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CITY B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Not offered 2017-18 Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor.

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CITY B318 Topics in Urban Social and Cultural Theory
Section 001 (Spring 2017): "Public" in Policy & Planning Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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CITY B325 Topics in Social History
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Migration Not offered 2017-18 This a topics course that explores various themes in American social history. Course content varies.

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CITY B329 Advanced Topics in Urban Environments Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B335 Topics in City and Media
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Public/Private/Control/Freedom Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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CITY B345 Advanced Topics in Environment and Society
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Sustainable Cities
Section 001 (Fall 2017): Sustainable Cities Fall 2017 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: How can cities help address today's most pressing environmental problems? Are sustainable urban environments possible, and if so, what would they look like? This course explores these and other questions by examining theories, politics and practices of sustainability in urban contexts from a global perspective.
Counts toward Environmental Studies

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CITY B360 Topics: Urban Culture and Society
Section 001 (Fall 2016): City of Rome
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Labor and Migration Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course explores intersections of migration, labor and cities in today's globalized economy. We will examine how broad trends have shaped labor markets in different urban contexts and shed light on the central role of migrant workers within them. Gaining a deeper understanding of migrant workers' experiences, struggles and contributions is a key objective of the course.

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CITY B365 Topics: Techniques of the City
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Global Enclaves Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: Fragmentation, Enclaves, and the Future of Global Cities - Ghettos. Gated Communities. Chinatowns. Cities have been and continue to be fragmented in multiple ways in space, meaning and experience, based on political economics, social formations and culture. From the Jewish ghetto of Venice to contemporary Chinatowns, the divided Philadelphia of W.E.B. DuBois to the gilded ghettos of contemporary gated communities, we will explore divided cities as historical process and future challenge.

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CITY B377 Topics in Modern Architecture
Section 001 (Fall 2017): City and Nature Fall 2017 This is a topics course on modern architecture. Topics vary.
Current topic description: This class offers the students the opportunity to engage architecture, architectural and urban history in a seminar format. For advanced majors but also open to others in history or history of art by permission of the instructor.

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CITY B378 Formative Landscapes: The Architecture and Planning of American Collegiate Campuses Spring 2018 The campus and buildings familiar to us here at the College reflect a long and rich design conversation regarding communicative form, architectural innovation, and orchestrated planning. This course will explore that conversation through varied examples, key models, and shaping conceptions over time.

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CITY B398 Senior Seminar An intensive research seminar designed to guide students in writing a senior thesis.

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CITY B403 Independent Study Advanced Fieldwork: Places in Time - This class offers the students the opportunity to do advanced directed fieldwork/archival study in architecture, architectural history, preservation and urban history under supervision of the professor with occasional collective meetings. For advanced majors but also open to others in history or history of art by permission

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CITY B403 Independent Study Advanced Fieldwork: Places in Time - This class offers the students the opportunity to do advanced directed fieldwork/archival study in architecture, architectural history, preservation and urban history under supervision of the professor with occasional collective meetings. For advanced majors but also open to others in history or history of art by permission

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CITY B415 Teaching Assistant An exploration of course planning, pedagogy and creative thinking as students work to help others understand pathways they have already explored in introductory and writing classes. This opportunity is available only to advanced students of highest standing by professorial invitation.

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CITY B425 Praxis III: Independent Study Praxis III courses are Independent Study courses and are developed by individual students, in collaboration with faculty and field supervisors. A Praxis courses is distinguished by genuine collaboration with fieldsite organizations and by a dynamic process of reflection that incorporates lessons learned in the field into the classroom setting and applies theoretical understanding gained through classroom study to work done in the broader community. Counts toward Praxis Program

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CITY B450 Urban Internships/Praxis Individual opportunities to engage in praxis in the greater Philadelphia area; internships must be arranged prior to registration for the semester in which the internship is taken. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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CITY B450 Urban Internships/Praxis Individual opportunities to engage in praxis in the greater Philadelphia area; internships must be arranged prior to registration for the semester in which the internship is taken. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

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ANTH B210 Medical Anthropology Not offered 2017-18 This course examines the relationships between culture, society, disease and illness. It considers a broad range of health-related experiences, discourses, knowledge and practice among different cultures and among individuals and groups in different positions of power. Topics covered include sorcery, herbal remedies, healing rituals, folk illnesses, modern disease, scientific medical perceptions, clinical technique, epidemiology and political economy of medicine. Prerequisite: ANTH 102, H103 or permission of instructor. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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ANTH B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Not offered 2017-18 Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at live performance and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One Dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive

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ARCH B104 Archaeology of Agricultural and Urban Revolutions Not offered 2017-18 This course examines the archaeology of the two most fundamental changes that have occurred in human society in the last 12,000 years, agriculture and urbanism, and we explore these in Egypt and the Near East as far as India. We also explore those societies that did not experience these changes. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Counts toward Geoarchaeology Counts toward Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B110 The World Through Classical Eyes Fall 2017 A survey of the ways in which the ancient Greeks and Romans perceived and constructed their physical and social world. The evidence of ancient texts and monuments will form the basis for exploring such subjects as cosmology, geography, travel and commerce, ancient ethnography and anthropology, the idea of natural and artificial wonders, and the self-definition of the classical cultures in the context of the oikoumene, the "inhabited world." Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B203 Ancient Greek Cities and Sanctuaries Not offered 2017-18 A study of the development of the Greek city-states and sanctuaries. Archaeological evidence is surveyed in its historic context. The political formation of the city-state and the role of religion is presented, and the political, economic, and religious institutions of the city-states are explored in their urban settings. The city-state is considered as a particular political economy of the Mediterranean and in comparison to the utility of the concept of city-state in other cultures. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B215 Classical Art Not offered 2017-18 A survey of the visual arts of ancient Greece and Rome from the Bronze Age through Late Imperial times (circa 3000 B.C.E. to 300 C.E.). Major categories of artistic production are examined in historical and social context, including interactions with neighboring areas and cultures; methodological and interpretive issues are highlighted. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B244 Great Empires of the Ancient Near East Not offered 2017-18 A survey of the history, material culture, political and religious ideologies of, and interactions among, the five great empires of the ancient Near East of the second and first millennia B.C.E.: New Kingdom Egypt, the Hittite Empire in Anatolia, the Assyrian and Babylonian Empires in Mesopotamia, and the Persian Empire in Iran. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Counts toward Middle Eastern Studies

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ARCH B252 Pompeii Not offered 2017-18 Introduces students to a nearly intact archaeological site whose destruction by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 C.E. was recorded by contemporaries. The discovery of Pompeii in the mid-1700s had an enormous impact on 18th- and 19th-century views of the Roman past as well as styles and preferences of the modern era. Informs students in classical antiquity, urban life, city structure, residential architecture, home decoration and furnishing, wall painting, minor arts and craft and mercantile activities within a Roman city.

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ARCH B260 Daily Life in Ancient Greece and Rome Not offered 2017-18 The often-praised achievements of the classical cultures arose from the realities of day-to-day life. This course surveys the rich body of material and textual evidence pertaining to how ancient Greeks and Romans -- famous and obscure alike -- lived and died. Topics include housing, food, clothing, work, leisure, and family and social life. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ARCH B305 Topics in Ancient Athens
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Acropolis Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies. Writing Attentive

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ARCH B316 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Fall 2017 Issues of trade, commerce and production of export goods are addressed with regard to the Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran and south Asia. Crucial to these systems is the development of means of transport via maritime routes and on land. Archaeological evidence for traded goods and shipwrecks is used to map the emergence of sea-faring across the Indian Ocean and Gulf while bio-archaeological data is employed to examine the transformative role that Bactrian and Dromedary camels played in ancient trade and transport.

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ARCH B359 Topics in Classical Art and Archaeology
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Illustration Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Topics vary. A research-oriented course taught in seminar format, treating issues of current interest in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Prerequisites: 200-level coursework in some aspect of classical or related cultures, archeology, art history, or Cities.
Current topic description: TA research-oriented course taught in seminar format, treating issues of current interest in Greek and Roman art and archaeology. Prerequisites: 200-level coursework in some aspect of classical or related cultures, archeology, art history, or Cities.

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ARCH B505 Topics in Ancient Athens
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Acropolis Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Topics vary.

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ARCH B516 Trade and Transport in the Ancient World Not offered 2017-18 Issues of trade, commerce and production of export goods are addressed with regard to the Bronze Age and Iron Age cultures of Mesopotamia, Arabia, Iran and south Asia. Crucial to these systems is the development of means of transport via maritime routes and on land. Archaeological evidence for traded goods and shipwrecks is used to map the emergence of sea-faring across the Indian Ocean and Gulf while bio-archaeological data is employed to examine the transformative role that Bactrian and Dromedary camels played in ancient trade and transport.

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ARTD B310 Performing the City: Theorizing Bodies in Space Not offered 2017-18 Building on the premise that space is a concern in performance, choreography, architecture and urban planning, this course will interrogate relationships between (performing) bodies and (city) spaces. Using perspectives from dance and performance studies, urban studies and cultural geography, it will introduce space, spatiality and the city as material and theoretical concepts and investigate how moving and performing bodies and city spaces intersect in political, social and cultural contexts. Lectures, discussion of assigned readings, attendance at a live performance, and 2-3 field trips are included. Prerequisites: One dance lecture/seminar course or one course in relevant discipline e.g. cities, anthropology, sociology, or permission of the instructor. Writing Attentive

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BIOL B262 Urban Ecosystems Not offered 2017-18 Cities can be considered ecosystems whose functions are highly influenced by human activity. This course will address many of the living and non-living components of urban ecosystems, as well as their unique processes. Using an approach focused on case studies, the course will explore the ecological and environmental problems that arise from urbanization, and also examine solutions that have been attempted. Prerequisite: BIOL B110 or B111 or ENVS B101. Course does not meet an Approach Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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ECON B208 Labor Economics Not offered 2017-18 Analysis of labor markets. Focuses on the economic forces and public policies that determine wage rates and unemployment. Specific topics include: human capital, family decision marking, discrimination, immigration, technological change, compensating differentials, and signaling. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B213 Taming the Modern Corporation Fall 2017 Introduction to the economics of industrial organization and regulation, focusing on policy options for ensuring that corporations enhance economic welfare and the quality of life. Topics include firm behavior in imperfectly competitive markets; theoretical bases of antitrust laws; regulation of product and occupational safety, environmental pollution, and truth in advertising. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B214 Public Finance Not offered 2017-18 Analysis of government's role in resource allocation, emphasizing effects of tax and expenditure programs on income distribution and economic efficiency. Topics include sources of inefficiency in markets and possible government responses; federal budget composition; social insurance and antipoverty programs; U.S. tax structure and incidence. Prerequisites: ECON B105. Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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ECON B215 Urban Economics Not offered 2017-18 Micro- and macroeconomic theory applied to urban economic behavior. Topics include housing and land use; transportation; urban labor markets; urbanization; and demand for and financing of urban services. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B225 Economic Development Fall 2017 Examination of the issues related to and the policies designed to promote economic development in the developing economies of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Focus is on why some developing economies grow faster than others and why some growth paths are more equitable, poverty reducing, and environmentally sustainable than others. Includes consideration of the impact of international trade and investment policy, macroeconomic policies (exchange rate, monetary and fiscal policy) and sector policies (industry, agriculture, education, population, and environment) on development outcomes in a wide range of political and institutional contexts. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B234 Environmental Economics Spring 2018 Introduction to the use of economic analysis to explain the underlying behavioral causes of environmental and natural resource problems and to evaluate policy responses to them. Topics may include air and water pollution; the economic theory of externalities, public goods and the depletion of resources; cost-benefit analysis; valuing non-market benefits and costs; economic justice; and sustainable development. Prerequisites: ECON B105. Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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ECON B236 The Economics of Globalization Spring 2018 An introduction to international economics through theory, policy issues, and problems. The course surveys international trade and finance, as well as topics in international economics. It investigates why and what a nation trades, the consequences of such trade, the role of trade policy, the behavior and effects of exchange rates, and the macroeconomic implications of trade and capital flows. Topics may include the economics of free trade areas, world financial crises, outsourcing, immigration, and foreign investment. Prerequisites: ECON B105. The course is not open to students who have taken ECON B316 or B348. Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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ECON B242 Economics of Local Environmental Programs Fall 2017 Considers the determinants of human impact on the environment at the neighborhood or community level and policy responses available to local government. How can economics help solve and learn from the problems facing rural and suburban communities? The instructor was a local township supervisor who will share the day-to-day challenges of coping with land use planning, waste disposal, dispute resolution, and the provision of basic services. Prerequisite: ECON B105. Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ECON B243 Economic Inequality and Government Policy Choices Not offered 2017-18 This course will examine the U.S. economy and the effects of government policy choices. The class will focus on the potential trade-offs between economic efficiency and greater economic equality. Some of the issues that will be explored include tax, education, and health care policies. Different perspectives on issues will be examined. Prerequisite: ECON B105.

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ECON B253 Introduction to Econometrics Spring 2018 An introduction to econometric terminology and reasoning. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, and statistical inference. Particular emphasis is placed on regression analysis and on the use of data to address economic issues. The required computational techniques are developed as part of the course. Class cannot be taken if you have taken H203 or H204. Prerequisites: ECON B105 and a 200-level elective. Quantitative Methods (QM)

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ECON B314 The Economics of Social Policy Spring 2018 Introduces students to the economic rationale behind government programs and the evaluation of government programs. Topics include health insurance, social security, unemployment and disability insurance, and education. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select topics of special interest to the class. Emphasis will be placed on the use of statistics to evaluate social policy. Prerequisites: ECON 200; ECON 253 or 304. Writing Intensive

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ECON B324 The Economics of Discrimination and Inequality Fall 2017 Explores the causes and consequences of discrimination and inequality in economic markets. Topics include economic theories of discrimination and inequality, evidence of contemporary race- and gender-based inequality, detecting discrimination, identifying sources of racial and gender inequality, and identifying sources of overall economic inequality. Additionally, the instructor and students will jointly select supplementary topics of specific interest to the class. Possible topics include: discrimination in historical markets, disparity in legal treatments, issues of family structure, and education gaps. Writing Intensive. Prerequisites: At least one 200-level applied microeconomics elective; ECON 253 or 304; ECON 200. Writing Intensive Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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ECON B335 East Asian Development Not offered 2017-18 Identifies the core economic and political elements of an East Asian newly industrializing economies (NIEs) development model. Assesses the performance of this development model in Northeast (China, South Korea and Taiwan) and Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam) in a comparative perspective. Considers the debate over the impact of interventionist and selective development policies associated with this model on the development successes and failures of the East Asian NIEs. Evaluates the impact of democratization in several of these polities on both the core development model identified as well as on development performance. Prerequisite:ECON 225; ECON 200 or 202; and ECON 253 or 304; or permission of instructor. Writing Intensive

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EDUC B266 Schools in American Cities Spring 2018 This course examines issues, challenges, and possibilities of urban education in contemporary America. We use as critical lenses issues of race, class, and culture; urban learners, teachers, and school systems; and restructuring and reform. While we look at urban education nationally over several decades, we use Philadelphia as a focal "case" that students investigate through documents and school placements. This is a Praxis II course (weekly fieldwork in a school required) Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Counts toward Child and Family Studies Counts toward Counts toward Praxis Program

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ENVS B200 The Edible Environment: Theory and Ethics Fall 2017 The course addresses core philosophical questions related to food production, consumption, and representation. The focus is on topics that highlight how we engage with the environment based on what we eat, how we consume it, and the way we talk about it. In the first part (food production), we examine the significance of domestication, taxonomies of edible animals, plants, and microbes, and how recent (bio)technological possibilities are changing our approach to food production. In the second part of the course, we turn to the human body to discuss how hunger, pleasure and taste guide our food consumption. In the third part, we discuss how extant practices of labeling and food criticism influence our understandings of the edible environment. The class draws upon a wide range of resources, including classical and contemporary philosophical texts, food essays, magazine and newspaper articles, videos and images. The course counts as a Social Science/Humanities elective for the Environmental Studies Minor. Suggested preparation is one course in Environmental Studies OR one course in the Cities Program or permission of the instructor. Course does not meet an Approach

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GEOL B209 Natural Hazards Spring 2018 A quantitative approach to understanding the earth processes that impact human societies. We consider the past, current, and future hazards presented by geologic processes, including earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, floods, and hurricanes. The course includes discussion of the social, economic, and policy contexts within which natural geologic processes become hazards. Case studies are drawn from contemporary and ancient societies. Lecture three hours a week. Prerequisite: one semester of college science or permission of instructor. Quantitative Methods (QM) Quantitative Readiness Required (QR) Scientific Investigation (SI) Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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GERM B245 Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Literature and Culture Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Taught in English. Course content varies. Previous topics include, Women's Narratives on Modern Migrancy, Exile, and Diasporas; Nation and Identity in Post-War Austria. Current topic: Crime and Courtroom Drama. This is a film-based course about political trials at critical junctures of German history.
Current topic description: This is a film-based course about political trials at critical junctures of German history.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Critical Interpretation (CI) Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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GNST B245 Introduction to Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Studies Spring 2018 A broad, interdisciplinary survey of themes uniting and dividing societies from the Iberian Peninsula to the Americas. The class introduces the methods and interests of all departments in the concentration, posing problems of cultural continuity and change, globalization and struggles within dynamic histories, political economies, and creative expressions. Course is taught in English. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Latin American, Iberian and Latina/o Counts toward Counts toward International Studies

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HART B212 Medieval Art & Architecture Not offered 2017-18 This course takes a broad geographic and chronological scope, allowing for full exposure to the rich variety of objects and monuments that fall under the rubric of "medieval" art and architecture. We focus on the Latin and Byzantine Christian traditions, but also consider works of art and architecture from the Islamic and Jewish spheres. Topics to be discussed include: the role of religion in artistic development and expression; secular traditions of medieval art and culture; facture and materiality in the art of the middle ages; the use of objects and monuments to convey political power and social prestige; gender dynamics in medieval visual culture; and the contribution of medieval art and architecture to later artistic traditions. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B253 Survey of Western Architecture Not offered 2017-18 The major traditions in Western architecture are illustrated through detailed analysis of selected examples from classical antiquity to the present. The evolution of architectural design and building technology, and the larger intellectual, aesthetic, and social context in which this evolution occurred, are considered. Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HART B311 Topics in Medieval Art
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Discovering Medieval Manuscripts Not offered 2017-18 This is a topics course. Course content varies.

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HART B323 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art
Section 001 (Spring 2018): The Fresco Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This seminar is concerned with the history and idea of fresco painting in Italy, both as a matter of technique and as instances of explicitly political art. The materials for research can come also from other moments and places, from the WPA program in the United States, from Mexico to the Catholic and Unionist walls in Northern Ireland and beyond.

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HART B355 Topics in the History of London Not offered 2017-18 Selected topics of social, literary, and architectural concern in the history of London, emphasizing London since the 18th century.

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HIST B237 Topic: Modern African History
Section 001 (Spring 2017): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Spring 2018): African Economic Development
Section 001 (Fall 2017): Urban History Fall 2017, Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Course content varies
Current topic description: This course examines the political economy of African development in historical perspectives. We will address the following questions: Why is the African continent, which is rich in natural resources, so poor? What are the causes of poverty in Africa? The course will analyze the environmental, economic, political, and historical factors that have affected the development of Africa. We will discuss the impact of slavery, colonial exploitation, foreign interventions, foreign aid, trade, and democratic transitions on African development. We will also explore the theories of development and underdevelopment.
Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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HIST B249 History of Global Health Not offered 2017-18 This course examines the interrelated histories of public health, international health, and global health from the late 18th to the 21st centuries as part of a broader history of epidemics, empire, and global mobility. We will pay particular attention this semester to the use of architectural and spatial strategies for managing crises of contagion, disaster, and epidemic. The architectural spaces to be examined will include urban-based hospitals, public health infrastructure, and quarantine buildings as well as mobile architectural technologies such as incubators, wartime pop-up surgical tents, and floating hospitals in both Western and non-Western environments. The course will trace the role of health and medicine in mediating the relationships between metropolis and colony, state and citizen, research practice and human subject. Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies Counts toward Counts toward Health Studies

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HIST B257 British Empire I: Capitalism and Slavery Fall 2017 Focusing on the Atlantic slave trade and the slave plantation mode of production, this course explores English colonization, and the emergence and the decline of British Empire in the Americas and Caribbean from the 17th through the late 20th centuries. It tracks some of the intersecting and overlapping routes--and roots--connecting histories and politics within and between these "new" world locations. It also tracks the further and proliferating links between developments in these regions and the histories and politics of regions in the "old" world, from the north Atlantic to the South China sea. Critical Interpretation (CI) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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HIST B325 Topics in Social History
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Civil War, Race, Amer. Memory
Section 001 (Spring 2017): Queering Popular Culture
Section 001 (Fall 2016): Unruly Bodies and Forbidden Desires Spring 2018 This a topics course that explores various themes in American social history. Course content varies.
Current topic description: This course explores how the American Civil War, fought over the issue of maintaining race based slavery, has become enshrined with a host of contested meanings about race and citizenship to generations of Americans ever since the Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox. During this semester we will explore some of those contests and address the Civil War's intense power in the American psyche.

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HIST B368 Topics in Medieval History
Section 001 (Spring 2018): Magic in the Middle Ages Spring 2018 This is a topics course. Topics vary.
Current topic description: A reading and research-based seminar on the intellectual and cultural history of medieval magic, including natural and demonic magic, astral science, alchemy, and other forms of "the occult sciences." Primary sources will be from a variety of genres, including visual culture, and secondary sources will include significant works in philosophy, religious studies, and medieval historiography. Prerequisite: at least one course in medieval history, or the permission of the instructor.

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ITAL B219 Multiculturalism in Medieval Italy Not offered 2017-18 This course examines cross-cultural interactions in medieval Italy played out through the patronage, production, and reception of works of art and architecture. Sites of patronage and production include the cities of Venice, Palermo, and Pisa. Media examined include buildings, mosaics, ivories, and textiles. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP)

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ITAL B319 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Medieval Italy Fall 2017 This interdisciplinary course will reflect upon history, religion, literature, politics, and built environment of Italy from ca. 1000 to 1400. Italy was famous for its diverse cultural landscape of urban towers and fortified castles, its Mediterranean trade, and its ethnically and religiously differentiated voices. The course examines cross-cultural interactions played out through the patronage, production, and reception of works of art, literature, and architecture. Sites of patronage and production include the cities of Venice, Palermo, and Pisa. It counts towards Art History and City.

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ITAL B340 The Art of Italian Unification Not offered 2017-18 Following Italian unification (1815-1871), the statesman, novelist, and painter Massimo d'Azeglio remarked, "Italy has been made; now it remains to make Italians." This course examines the art and architectural movements of the roughly 100 years between the uprisings of 1848 and the beginning of the Second World War, a critical period for defining Italiantà. Subjects include the paintings of the Macchiaioli, reactionaries to the 1848 uprisings and the Italian Independence Wars, the politics of nineteenth-century architectural restoration in Italy, the re-urbanization of Italy's new capital Rome, Fascist architecture and urbanism, and the architecture of Italy's African colonies. Writing Intensive

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POLS B256 Global Politics of Climate Change Fall 2017 This course will introduce students to important political issues raised by climate change locally, nationally, and internationally, paying particular attention to the global implications of actions at the national and subnational levels. It will focus not only on specific problems, but also on solutions; students will learn about some of the technological and policy innovations that are being developed worldwide in response to the challenges of climate change. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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POLS B321 Technology and Politics Not offered 2017-18 A multi-media analysis of the complex role of technology in political and social life. We focus on the relationship between technological change and democratic governance. We begin with historical and contemporary Luddism as well as pro-technology movements around the world. Substantive issue areas include security and surveillance, electoral politics, economic development and women's empowerment, warfare, social media, net neutrality, GMO foods and industrial agriculture, climate change and energy politics. Writing Attentive Counts toward Counts toward Environmental Studies

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SOCL B205 Social Inequality Fall 2017 Introduction to the major sociological theories of gender, racial-ethnic, and class inequality with emphasis on the relationships among these forms of stratification in the contemporary United States, including the role of the upper class(es), inequality between and within families, in the work place, and in the educational system. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Counts toward Counts toward Gender and Sexuality Studies

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SOCL B229 Black America in Sociological Perspective Not offered 2017-18 This course presents sociological perspectives on various issues affecting black America as a historically unique minority group in the United States: the legacy of slavery and the Jim Crow era; the formation of urban black ghettos; the civil rights reforms; the problems of poverty and unemployment; the problems of crime and other social problems; the problems of criminal justice; the continuing significance of race; the varied covert modern forms of racial discrimination; and the role of race in American politics. Cross-Cultural Analysis (CC) Inquiry into the Past (IP) Counts toward Counts toward Africana Studies Counts toward Counts toward Child and Family Studies

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