Kim V.L. England
Geographies of social, political, and economic inequality. Focus is usually on North American cities. Examines the theoretical underpinning of inequality. Explores topics such as the spatial distribution of wealth and poverty, the geographies of exclusion, and discrimination in paid employment and housing.
This course considers the geographies of social, political and economic inequalities. The focus will usually be on urban areas, although other spatial scales will also be examined. The course begins with discussions of the theoretical underpinning of 'inequality'. The remainder of the course builds on these ideas by exploring topics such as the spatial distribution of wealth and poverty, and the geographies of exclusion and discrimination in employment and housing. Particular emphasis is placed on the US and Canadian experience, although some examples are drawn from other regions of the world, especially Europe.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
A mixture of lectures, class discussion, student presentations and fieldwork
Social science background. Geography 277 recommended. Should not be attempted by freshmen.
Class assignments and grading
simple statistical analysis, presentations, book review, exams.
Exams, book review, and short data interpretation report.