900 State Street
Salem, Oregon 97301
The urban metropolis, the quintessential "social laboratory," allows us to better understand group relations, social roles and status, the relationship between structures, culture, and the roles of context, history, and power in shaping social reality. Through this course, students will come to see the city as a "cultural product" and articulate its relevance to our making and remaking society. Special attention will be given to contests over space, social stratification, and movements for social justice that affect the larger society and the processes of globalization.
Prerequisite: SOC 201 or any 100-level Sociology course