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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: SOC                                     Course Number: 201                                    
Course Title: Urban Sociology: the Study of City Life
Subject: Sociology
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


Explores what the earliest cities were like, and how urban life has changed over the centuries; what forces guided the evolution of cities into centers of industry, commerce, finance, recreation, entertainment, higher education and media communications; why cities face problems of inadequate mass transit, congestion, housing decay, pollution, crime and fiscal bankruptcy; how city life shapes personalities and attitudes and influences lifestyles and life chances; what solutions have been proposed for urban problems; and how different everyday life will be in the city of the future.

Prerequisite: ENG 101 and SOC 101.
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: