GEOG 233 Geography of Urban Environments
Examines the spatial structure, urban character, and dynamics of urban spaces. Concerned with the interrelationships and interactions between humans and the urban environment. Designed to help students to understand better the urban milieu in which they reside. Sheds light on issues and problems facing contemporary urban society such as those related to environmental resource management, urban sprawl, transportation, neighborhood dynamics and housing, urban planning, diversity of populations and changing demographics, and disaster management. There is an emphasis on North America urban areas, although global scales and cities are addressed. Writing intensive course - writing skills are taught. Service-Learning course - a minimum of 15 hours required for a service-learning project to immerse students within the issues and problems faced by urban places. (LA, S2, WS2)
Prerequisite: SoS or GEOG 100.
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