Geology students reviewing a topographical map. background

Course Catalog

Global Urbanizations

This course focuses on the development of the present global urban system primarily, but not exclusively, from a geographic perspective. Topics include the origins and evolution of cities in both the developed and developing world (with special attention to U.S. urban growth); aspects and models of the internal structure of cities; and the recent growth of the “world cities” (those power centers that dominate the global economy) and of the developing world’s fast-growing megacities. Both the enduring promise and persistent problems of urbanization are addressed. The functions and meanings of cities and urban change are explored from various cultural perspectives.

Advanced Core Curriculum Designation: BB
Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credits: 4.0