LATS 230
Cities, Suburbs, and Rural Places Spring 2022
Division II
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Long associated with cities in the scholarly and popular imagination, immigrants have increasingly settled in U.S. suburbs. Through the lens of new destinations for (im)migrants, this course introduces spatial methods, perspectives, and concepts to understand cities, suburbs, and rural places and the relationships between these various spaces. We ask how geographically specific forces and actors shape these trends, as well as the spatially uneven outcomes of complex processes like globalization. This interdisciplinary course considers economic, social and cultural, environmental, and political approaches through a range of textual materials (academic, literary, popular). Rooted in urban, suburban, and rural geographies, as well as critical race geographies, we explore what these approaches are and what they add to our understanding of “new” im/migrant destinations and to Latinx lived experiences in these various spaces.
The Class: Format: lecture; This is a discussion course. While I will spend some time at the beginning of the class lecturing, most of the time will be spent in class discussions.
Limit: 25
Expected: 20
Class#: 3514
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Class participation with short discussion post responses, two 4-5 page essays, a midterm, and a final examination. All writing materials and exams are based on coursework.
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Preferences: LATS concentrators or those intending to become LATS concentrators
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: LATS Core Electives

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