Concentrations in Sociology - Urban Sociology

Urban Sociology
Neighborhoods, cities, and metropolitan areas are communities defined by geographic, economic, legal, political, cultural, and social boundaries.  The characteristics distinguishing urban areas that affect social interactions include density of concentration of residents and firms-relative homogeneity in ethnicity, class, education, language and income of neighbors; shared representations, such as sports teams; common meeting places and facilities, such as churches, schools, clubs, restaurant businesses; and facilities of communication and transportation.  How does the configuration of urban areas affect opportunities for employment, education, health, and safety?  What shapes the interactions within and across neighborhoods?  Why are jobs suburbanizing? Why are neighborhoods and schools segregated by race ethnicity, and income?

Basic Courses:

SOCI     3    Deviance and Social Control
SOCI     6    Race and Ethnic Relations
SOCI   10    Social Stratification
SOCI   11    Urban Sociology
SOCI 200     Criminal Justice
SOCI 233    Criminology
SOCI 254    Cities, Suburbs, and Their Regions   
SOCI 270    The Immigrant City
SOCI 380    Neighborhood Dynamics of Crime
SOCI 409    New Media and Community Life
SOCI 420    Perspectives of Urban Poverty
SOCI 435    Globalization and Comparative Urban Development
SOCI 436    Culture, Arts and Media in Urban Context
SOCI 453    Metro Growth and Poverty

Advanced Courses:

SOCI 543        Social Stratification
SOCI 550        Social Inequality
SOCI 567        Urban Sociology
SOCI 591        Racial Justice and the Sociology of the Law