Class Schedules

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Fall 2015 Class Schedule - updated July 2, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 250-01  Race, Place and Space
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 101 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with GEOG 250-01; first day attendance required* How do racial formations manifest in space and place? Through lecture and discussion, we will define what is spatial or “platial.” A prelude on visual culture will help us to engage the difficult practice of “looking” at race and space. Then we consider how race and racism operate at various levels of spatial scale: women’s reproductive health (Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body), urban renewal (Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff), and the planet (“A Fierce Green Fire”). This is an interdisciplinary approach so prior exposure to American Studies, Urban Studies, or Environmental Studies will help ground you in this course.

AMST 300-01  Jr Civic Engagement Seminar
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 213 Duchess Harris
*First day attendance required*

ANTH 230-01  Ethnographic Interviewing
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 05 Arjun Guneratne
 
GEOG 241-01  Urban Geography
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm CARN 06A Daniel Trudeau
*First day attendance required*

GEOG 250-01  Race, Place and Space
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm OLRI 101 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with AMST 250-01; first day attendance required* How do racial formations manifest in space and place? Through lecture and discussion, we will define what is spatial or “platial.” A prelude on visual culture will help us to engage the difficult practice of “looking” at race and space. Then we consider how race and racism operate at various levels of spatial scale: women’s reproductive health (Dorothy Roberts, Killing the Black Body), urban renewal (Detroit: An American Autopsy, by Charlie LeDuff), and the planet (“A Fierce Green Fire”). This is an interdisciplinary approach so prior exposure to American Studies, Urban Studies, or Environmental Studies will help ground you in this course.

GEOG 261-01  Geography of World Urbanization
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 009 I-Chun Catherine Chang
*Appropriate for FY students* We now live in a world where the majority of the population already lives in cities. And yet every year, hundreds of millions of people continue to move into cities to pursue a better future. The contemporary social, economic, and political changes are intrinsically linked to divergent urban processes across the world. This paramount shift poses important theoretical and empirical questions to our age. This course uses the critical perspective of “global urbanism” to both contextualize and connect different urban experiences across places. We will introduce various urban settings and demonstrate how complex relations between urbanization, globalization, and economic development produce spatial unevenness and social inequality. We will study the dominant paradigm of world and global cities, which prioritizes development trajectories of cities in the global North, and discuss contesting views focusing on “ordinary cities” from the global South. Drawing on case studies in the developed and less-developed world, we will also learn how to apply the relational comparative urbanism approach as well as regionally-based theoretical perspectives to comprehend the diverse urban landscapes around the globe.

GEOG 262-01  Metro Analysis
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 107 Laura Smith
 
GEOG 377-01  Qualitative Research Methods
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm CARN 105 Daniel Trudeau
 
LATI 342-01  Urban Politics of Latin America
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 212 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with POLI 342-01*

POLI 342-01  Urban Politics of Latin America
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 212 Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 342-01*

SOCI 190-01  Criminal Behavior / Social Control
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 105 Erik Larson
*First Year Course only* The use of imprisonment as a form of criminal punishment is only about as old at the United States. Currently, 1 in 100 adults in the United States are in prison or jail. How should we understand the growth of this form of criminal punishment? How is it similar to other methods to react to and to attempt to control unwanted behavior? What are the social consequences of these formal institutions of social control? In this course, we examine these developments in the processes and organization of social control, paying particular attention to criminal behavior and formal, legal responses to crime. We study and evaluate sociological theories of criminal behavior to understand how social forces influence levels of crimes. We examine recent criminal justice policies in the United States and their connections to inequality, examining the processes that account for expanding criminalization. Finally, we compare the development of formal, bureaucratic systems of social control and informal methods of social control, paying attention to the social and political implications of these developments.

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Spring 2016 Class Schedule - updated July 2, 2015 at 10:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 341-01  Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 05 Daniel Trudeau
*Cross-listed with GEOG 341-01*

ANTH 230-01  Ethnographic Interviewing
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am CARN 05 Anna Jacobsen
 
GEOG 341-01  Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am CARN 05 Daniel Trudeau
*Cross-listed with AMST 341-01*

GEOG 365-01  Urban GIS
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm CARN 105 Laura Smith



GEOG 365-L1  Urban GIS Lab
TBA TBA Ashley Nepp
 
POLI 203-01  Politics and Inequality
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 204 Lesley Lavery
*Cross-listed with AMST 203-01*

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Courses at ACTC Institutions

Students may use courses taken at other ACTC institutions towards an urban studies concentration at Macalester. The following is a list of courses that may qualify. Students must seek approval from the concentration director to determine how a course will satisfy the concentration’s requirements.

Augsburg College

  • Art 249/349 HIS 249/349 The Designed Environment
  • Economics 110 Economics of Urban Issues
  • History 225 History of the Twin Cities
  • History 316 U.S. Urban Environmental History
  • History 335 American Urban History
  • Political Science 122 Metropolitan Complex
  • Political Science 140 Social Justice in America
  • Sociology 111 Community and the Modern Metropolis
  • Sociology 381 The City and Metro-Urban Plannin

College of St. Catherine

  • Political Science 2020 State, local and urban government
  • Sociology 3860 Urban Social Problem

Hamline University

  • Political Science 3690: Politics of Urban and Metropolitan America
  • Political Science 3700: Public Administration and Public Policy
  • Sociology 3440: Urban Sociology

University of St. Thomas

  • Geography 430: Urban Geography
  • Economics 333: Regional and Urban Economics
  • History 377: History of the Twin Cities
  • Political Science: Urban and Metropolis Politics and Government
  • Sociology: Urban Sociology