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PSC 401A - Urban Politics

(3 units) CO13
Analysis of policy alternatives and governmental systems in urban areas. The role of officials, planners, interest groups and citizens in influencing the direction of policy.

Maximum units a student may earn: 3

Prerequisite(s): General Education courses (CO1-CO3) completed; at least 3 courses from CO4-CO8 completed; Junior or Senior standing; PSC 101 .

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. discuss why cities are important to American politics and economic life.
2. discuss and evaluate patterns of urban growth both historically and in contemporary terms, considering such factors as geographical and economic imperatives with such concepts as “in fill” and “smart cities.”
3. evaluate various forms of urban governance, both historical and contemporary.
4. articulate how cities serve as places of racial interaction and assimilation.
5. evaluate the future of cities in both the United States and internationally, given techno-logical change and migration.


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