Kim V.L. England
Explores the system of cities - their location, distribution, and functions; the internal structure of cities - the location of activities within urban areas, including housing, economic activities, and social geography; and sheds light on the major issues and problems facing contemporary urban society.
This course will develop your understanding of the geographic nature of urban systems and the internal spatial patterns and activities within cities. Particular emphasis is placed on the US and Canadian experience, although some examples will be occasionally drawn from other regions of the world. The course will explore: (1) system of cities – their location, distribution, functions, and competition; (2) their internal structure – the location of activities within urban areas, including housing, economic activities and social geography; and (3) shed light on the major issues and problems facing contemporary urban society.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures, sections, class discussion
Class assignments and grading
Collecting, analyzing and interpreting statistical data, fieldwork around Seattle (including a self-guided walk), analyzing movies.
Assignments, exams and class participation