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Course Listing for URBAN STUDIES - Spring 2020 (ALL: 01/21/2020 - 05/08/2020)
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1427 URST-101-01 Introduction to Urban Studies 1.00 LEC Lukens, David MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA FYR5  
  Enrollment limited to 39 Waitlist available: N
  This course provides a general introduction to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies. Using a variety of Western and non-Western cities as illustrative examples, the course aims to give a broad survey and understanding of the distinctive characteristics of urban places. Students will learn definitions, concepts, and theories that are fundamental to the field. Topics covered include the role of planning in shaping cities, the economic structure and function of cities, the evolution of urban culture, community organization and development, gentrification and urban renewal, and urban governance policy.
1485 URST-201-01 From Hartford to World Cities 1.00 LEC Lukens, David M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: Y
    Cross-listing: CTYP-201-01
  The 21st century is truly a global urban age characterized by the simultaneous decline and revival of post-industrial cities in the United States and the co-existence of boom and poverty in the rapidly industrializing cities in developing countries, as well as by how globalization is exerting a growing impact on urban places and processes everywhere. This course adopts an integrated and comparative approach to studying the local and global characteristics, conditions, and consequences of the growth and transformation of cities and communities. Using Hartford—Trinity's hometown—as a point or place of departure, the course takes students to a set of world or global cities outside the United States, especially a few dynamic mega-cities in developing countries to explore the differences and surprising similarities among them.
1537 URST-210-01 Sustainable Urban Development 1.00 LEC Gamble, Julie TR: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with INTS
  With the era in which city dwellers comprise a majority of the world's population has come a new urgency for understanding the balance between urban development and the environment. This course introduces students to the sub-field of urban studies which deals with sustainable development, including exploration of the debates on the meanings of sustainability and development in cities. Taking a comparative approach and a global perspective, topics to be examined may include the ecological footprint of cities, urban programs for sustainable urban planning, urban transportation and service delivery, energy issues, and the critical geopolitics of urban sustainability around the world. May be counted toward INTS major requirements.
1399 URST-301-01 Community Develpmnt Strategies 1.00 SEM Lukens, David W: 6:30PM-9:15PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 101 or permission of instructor.
  In this course we will explore the causes of neighborhood decline, examine the history, current practice and guiding policies of community development, and see firsthand selected community development strategies at work in the local communities surrounding Trinity College. We will pay close attention to the influence of ideas in good currency in the field of urban development such as smart growth, transit oriented development, land-banking and place-making. The course is organized around four questions: What are the underlying forces behind neighborhood decline? How and why did community development emerge? How has community development practice reconciled itself with current concepts that guide urban development such as new urbanism, smart growth, place-making and land-banking. What does the future hold for disinvested communities and for community development practice?
2261 URST-321-01 Geographies of Transport 1.00 SEM Gamble, Julie TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC Cross-listing: PBPL-822-01
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 101 or permission of instructor.
  Mobility is a permanent aspect of life. Transport infrastructures are a determinant of the spatial, economic, and social structures of cities. This course will introduce students to the spatial and social aspects of transportation and mobility across the globe. This course will act as a forum for research into transport and mobility, including debates on the planning and formation of transport policymaking.
1401 URST-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 101 or permission of instructor.
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
1396 URST-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Myers, Garth M: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 201, Sociology 227 or permission of instructor.
  This course serves as a capstone seminar with two purposes. First, it provides a comparative and integrated treatment of the urban scholarship through an intensive and interdisciplinary reading of advanced books and articles, rigorous discussions, and in-depth writing. This course allows students to widen and deepen the cumulative content and experience they have gained from previous urban courses, study abroad programs, and urban engagement and internship projects. Secondly, by connecting and even tailoring some of the seminar’s content to individual students, the course prepares and guides students to undertake and successfully complete a senior thesis for the Urban Studies major.
1400 URST-499-01 Senior Thesis, Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N
  Written report and formal presentation of a research project. Required of all students who wish to earn honors in Urban Studies. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the instructor and director are required for enrollment.
2010 LAAL-200-01 Action Research Methods Htfd 1.00 LEC Brown, Megan M: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, EDUC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply online at http://action-lab.org
  What is the role of academic research in social change? How can students and community groups collaborate effectively to co-create, implement, and use research projects to solve social problems? In this course, students will study the theories and methods of interdisciplinary action research. Emphasizing ethical collaboration, students will learn research design strategies, methods, tools, and research tools in order to work with community partners to solve pressing problems. Students will learn to use a variety of statistical, geographic, and interview data to answer questions, make recommendations, and tell stories about the issues that are most relevant to Hartford.
2011 LAAL-201-01 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan T: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply online at http://action-lab.org
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
2012 LAAL-201-02 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply online at http://action-lab.org
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
2013 LAAL-201-03 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan R: 1:30PM-4:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply online at http://action-lab.org
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.
2014 LAAL-201-04 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Brown, Megan W: 6:30PM-9:10PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply online at http://action-lab.org
  In this project-based class, students and faculty fellows will work in teams with Hartford community partners to research social problems and develop solutions. The projects we undertake are defined by Hartford community partners. Sample projects may include: analysis of mortgage lending disparities, focus groups on civic engagement, neighborhood public history projects, and urban development case studies. Students will learn and apply project management techniques, work collaboratively with community groups to develop research questions, select appropriate methods, and communicate results with media appropriate various audiences.