Michael P. Brown
Geographic patterns and social processes within metropolitan areas. Canvases current research topics, methods, and theoretical debates in urban geography. Issues covered range across urban economic, political, and cultural geography. Recommended: GEOG 277.
For Spring 2002, Advanced Urban Geography will explore the political geographies of health and nature in the city.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The class will be a seminar format, with students orally presenting weekly reading and critical commentary.
Geography 277, 377, 280, 380, or 480 would be helpful, but are *not* necessary preparation.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly reading assignments, oral presentation several times during the year, one term paper based on a case study and theoretical text. Class participation will be weighted heavily.