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Course Listing for URBAN STUDIES - Spring 2021 (ALL: 02/08/2021 - 05/17/2021)
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1403 URST-101-01 Introduction to Urban Studies 1.00 LEC Lukens, David MW: 10:00AM-11:15AM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  This course is not open to seniors.
  NOTE: This class is not open to Seniors.
  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.
1444 URST-201-01 From Hartford to World Cities 1.00 LEC Lukens, David MW: 11:55AM-1:10PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: SOCL-227-01, CTYP-201-01
  PR: URST101 or CTYP101 or SOCL 101
  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.
2566 URST-207-90 Learning from Hartford 1.00 SEM Gamble, Julie T: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC
  What happens after urban crisis? The American city continues to be a laboratory for responses to austerity, government decentralization and market-based solutions to pressing urban public problems that are also associated with intense racial, ethnic and economic inequalities. Such dynamics stem from deindustrialization and post-industrial transitions across distressed Rust Belt cities, from Detroit, MI to Hartford, CT. From land banks to urban agriculture and participatory budgeting, the overall purpose of this course is to have students examine the possibilities and limitations of different strategies that have been employed to reimagine distressed American cities. Overall, this course seeks to identify how the social use-value of post-industrial cities can be understood in an era of sustainable urban development.
1480 URST-210-90 Sustainable Urban Development 1.00 LEC Gamble, Julie TR: 9:20AM-10:35AM N/A GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 29 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  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.
2500 URST-257-90 Global Crime Fiction 1.00 SEM Shen, Yipeng MW: 2:00PM-3:15PM N/A GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 19 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with ASIANSTDS, GLBLSTD Cross-listing: INTS-257-90
  This course explores works of Francophone, Sinophone, American, and Japanese crime literature and films in relation to the spatial dissemination of global capitalism since late twentieth century. Students will develop skills of close reading and discourse analysis, and reach a deeper understanding of how people narrate reality in three different kinds of space: the urban, the postcolonial, and the bodily. Focused issues include migrant workers, sex slaves, drug trade, financial fraud, and environmental hazards. All instructional materials in English.
2321 URST-318-90 Reshaping Global Urbanization 1.00 SEM Chen, Xiangming W: 6:15PM-8:45PM N/A GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  This course aims to provide an extensive and in-depth understanding of China's prominent and powerful role in shaping a new and significant era of global urbanization. Having urbanized at the fastest pace, on the largest scale, and in the shortest time period in human history, China has been "building out" by constructing transport infrastructure, industrial zones, and municipal facilities in many countries. The course first assesses the Chinese mode of urban development focused on its beneficial and problematic social and spatial consequences. In the following segments, the course examines China's varied approach to and experience in city-building and infrastructure construction in Southeast Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe. The course concludes on the theoretical and policy implications of "China-fueled" global urbanization, especially for developing countries.
1997 URST-321-90 Geographies of Transport 1.00 SEM Gamble, Julie R: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 11 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: URST-821-90, PBPL-822-90
  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.
1381 URST-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  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.
1377 URST-401-01 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Myers, Garth MW: 2:00PM-3:15PM TBA WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 14 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: URST-401-90
  Prerequisite: Urban Studies 201, Sociology 227 or permission of instructor.
  NOTE: This class is for Urban Studies majors only.
  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.
2893 URST-401-90 Senior Seminar 1.00 SEM Myers, Garth MW: 2:00PM-3:15PM N/A WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: URST-401-01
  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.
2897 URST-497-01 Single Semester Thesis 1.00 IND Staff, Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Submission of special registration form, available in the Registrar's Office, and the approval of the director are required for enrollment.
1380 URST-499-01 Senior Thesis, Part 2 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 5 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  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.
2646 URST-821-90 Geographies of Transport 1.00 SEM Gamble, Julie R: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 2 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: PBPL-822-90, URST-321-90
  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.
2634 URST-869-90 Leadership in the Policy Arena 1.00 SEM Fitzpatrick, Sean M: 6:30PM-9:30PM N/A  
  Enrollment limited to 3 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: PBPL-869-90
  What is "Leadership?" To what extent can it be defined and practiced according to fundamental general principles? How must the application of such principles be adapted to differing institutional, organizational, and community settings, and to varying situations? Can anyone lead effectively with sufficient opportunity and, if so, to what degree must leadership be "personalized" by each individual? This course will explore leadership principles through readings from a broad spectrum of fields and historical periods and seek to identify the key lessons to be applied to leadership in the current public policy sphere. Students will engage with the course material through a series of short essays and one independent research project focused on a leadership analysis of a contemporary public institution or not-for-profit organization.
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2635 URST-874-90 Practicum 1.00 SEM Fitzpatrick, Sean W: 6:30PM-9:30PM N/A Y  
  Enrollment limited to 3 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
    Cross-listing: PBPL-874-90
  The Practicum is a semester-long opportunity for students to apply and expand their knowledge and technical skills by performing an actual consulting engagement for a public sector client organization. Practicum students will work in small teams to analyze and make recommendations with respect to issues of real significance faced by their clients. Each engagement will combine research, project planning, and problem-solving challenges, as well as substantial client contact. Client organizations are selected from across the policy spectrum to better enable students to pursue subject matters of particular relevance to their studies and career interests. Each engagement will culminate in a final report and formal presentation to the client organization. The Practicum instructor will provide careful guidance and participants will have opportunities to share ideas, experiences, and best practices.
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2107 INTS-344-90 Global Hip Hop Cultures 1.00 SEM Gomes, Daniela TR: 2:00PM-3:15PM N/A Y GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 15 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, URST
  Hip-Hop is both music and culture with a global imprint that dates back to the 1980s. This course is a reading and writing intensive course that critically examines hip-hop cultural and political formations in Africa and the African Diaspora. We begin with canonical texts that contributed to the growth of an emergent interdisciplinary field called, 'Hip-Hop Studies' in order to familiarize ourselves with a set of core concepts, discourses and frameworks that will help us assess hip-hop's global emergence. What does the globalization of African-American music and culture tell us about the power and impact of neoliberalism on post-colonial identities, culture and nation-states in the non-Western world? It is a question that will shape our discussions on race, youth, masculinity, and nationalism in contemporary urban societies.
1914 LAAL-200-90 Action Research Methods Htfd 1.00 LEC Staff, Trinity M: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A Y NUM  
  Enrollment limited to 24 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, EDUC, HRST, PBPL, URST
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply by 11/13 online at action-lab.org/apply
  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.
1915 LAAL-201-01 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM George, Tricia T: 2:00PM-4:40PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-201-90
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply by 11/13 online at action-lab.org/apply
  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.
1916 LAAL-201-02 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity W: 2:00PM-4:40PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-201-91
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  NOTE: Apply by 11/13 online at action-lab.org/apply
  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.
2770 LAAL-201-90 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM George, Tricia T: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-201-01
  NOTE: Apply by 11/13 online at action-lab.org/apply
  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.
2771 LAAL-201-91 Hartford Research Project 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity W: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-201-02
  NOTE: Apply by 11/13 online at action-lab.org/apply
  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.
2906 LAAL-202-01 Hartford Research Pub Health 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity R: 2:00PM-4:40PM TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 10 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-202-90
  NOTE: This course will meet at the downtown campus, 10 Constitution Plaza
  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, with an emphasis on public health and wellness. 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.
2907 LAAL-202-90 Hartford Research Pub Health 1.00 SEM Staff, Trinity R: 2:00PM-4:40PM N/A Y  
  Enrollment limited to 9 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, HRST, PBPL, URST Cross-listing: LAAL-202-01
  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, with an emphasis on public health and wellness. 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.
1985 POLS-310-01 Tax Pol & Inequality in Htfd 1.00 SEM Laws, Serena T: 6:15PM-8:45PM TBA SOC  
  Enrollment limited to 18 Waitlist available: Y Mode of Instruction: In Person Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with CLIC, PBPL, URST
  Social tax expenditures (social benefits delivered through the tax code) have become an increasingly important part of the American social safety net, lifting an estimated 28.2 million Americans out of poverty per year even as the number of traditional "welfare" recipients decreased substantially in the wake of welfare reform. This course reviews scholarship on the politics and policies that led to the growth of these "hidden" social programs in the tax code, and also includes hands-on learning about the intersection between tax policy and social policy. For the community learning component, students will be trained to do income tax preparation, and volunteer for six hours per week to assist Hartford residents at the Trinity VITA Tax Clinic, located near campus at Trinfo Café.
2885 ROME-370-90 Urban and Global Rome 1.00 SEM Vereni, Piero TR: 11:15AM-12:30PM N/A GLB  
  Enrollment limited to 12 Waitlist available: N Mode of Instruction: Remote Course Length: 13 weeks
  Also cross-referenced with POLS, URST
  This is an interdisciplinary course that draws on perspectives from anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, economy and other relevant disciplines. It offers the students local perspectives on globalization as it allows global perspectives on the city of Rome. The intertwined processes of globalization and localization ("glocalization") will be addressed via an in-depth study of the city and the social, cultural, political, demographic and economic transformations Rome is currently going through. Virtual on-site visits will enable students to experience alternative settings of the "Eternal City" and give them direct contact with local inhabitants and representatives of religious/ethnic minority groups.