GPS 0252 - Cities of the Global South

Credits: 3

Discussion of the growth and structure of selected developing cities in the global south as illustrations of the process of urbanization. Specific regions will be studied around five basic themes: 1) evolution of urban systems and settlements; 2) internal structure and models of cities; 3) major distinctive or representative centers; 4) concepts of the global south as a framework for understanding its place and representation within, and linkages to the world system; 5) major contemporary and historical social, racial, gendered and classed systems, problems and solutions.

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

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