GEOG 341: City Life: Segregation, Integration and Gentrification

urban social geographyCity life offers students a course of in-depth study in the subfield of urban social geography. In this course, we will explore some of the ways in which forces of social exclusion and efforts to promote social inclusion contribute to the geographical organization of cities. Our exploration focuses on several issues of contemporary significance in the American context: (1) residential segregation and integration; (2) gentrification; and (3) social well-being and the urban built environment. Race, class, and gender relationships are at the heart of these issues. This course therefore also considers how the intersectionality of race, class and gender affect and are affected by urban landscapes.

Daniel Trudeau, Associate Professor