SOC 268
Space and Place
Last Offered Spring 2007
Division II
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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The perception of physical space is produced culturally and historically. Moreover, such understandings and meanings of space are governed by cultural symbols, personal desires and identities, and institutionalized forms of power. This course will consider the process by which spaces (especially urban ones) are produced and examine how “the production of space” has been connected to the following themes: knowledge, power, and states; technology and the city; urban survival and resistance; architecture and urban design; capitalist production and the city; gender and space; maps, nationalism, and cartographic representations; and “globalizing” cities-cosmopolitanism. Course participants will also view and critique representations of the city appearing in film.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 25
Expected: 25
Class#: 3047
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: include full participation and attendance, one "spatial reading" assignment, two class presentations, and a final paper
Prerequisites: none; open to non-majors
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: AMST Space and Place Electives
ENVI Humanities, Arts + Social Science Electives
INST - Urbanizing World Electives

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