Course Number

GEOG 312

Course Title

The American City

Course Date

Fall 2018

Course Level

300

Professor or Professors' Departmental/Program Affiliation

William Meyer, Geography

Document Type

Syllabus

Department(s)

Geography

Description

This course examines the historical evolution, spatial form, and continuing restructuring of cities in the United States. Topics include changing patterns of urban land use; residential segregation; the spatial structure of urban government; contemporary trends of metropolitan decentralization and downtown revival; and sustainable and unsustainable forms of urban development. Using interregional and international comparisons, we will also try to elicit the distinctive spatial features of the American city and characteristics of US society that they reflect: essential themes for which the course satisfies the Core Global Engagements requirement.

Note

The syllabus may not be applicable to the current semester. Be sure to verify content with the professor(s) listed in the document.

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