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2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-23 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

UBN 2003 - Introduction to Urban Studies (3) F

The cities we live in shape our lives and we in turn shape our cities.  As the world becomes increasingly urban, understanding our cities becomes increasingly important. This course will introduce students to the field of urban studies, an interdisciplinary field with perspectives and frameworks from history, anthropology, geography, sociology, political science, urban planning, architecture.  Using Nashville as our primary classroom and case study, students will explore issues of space, planning, transportation, equity, and culture. All of these areas will be connected to the policies and history that shape them-cities do not take shape by accident, they result from the intentions of those who live there, from personal choices as well as policy decisions.  This course will give you the information, contexts, and knowledge to help you become a better urban dweller and citizen.

This course may satisfy a LIGHT requirement.
College of Leadership and Public ServiceDepartment
Urban Studies