URS Syllabus

URS Syllabus - Florida State University Dept of Urban and...

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Florida State University Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning 1 of 5 SYLLABUS Contact Information Christopher Coutts, Ph.D., M.P.H. 607 Bellamy Bldg. Office hours: M 4:00 – 6:00, T 1:00 – 2:00 Phone: 644-5015 Email: [email protected] Christopher Lohr 241 Bellamy Bldg. after 9/13 Office hours: TR 3:15 – 4:15 E-mail: [email protected] Course Materials Required Text: Brunn, Stanley D., Williams, Jack F., & Zeigler, Donald J. (2003). Cities of the World: World Regional Urban Development ( 3 rd Ed). New York: Harper Collins Publishers. Other readings will be assigned during the semester as part of the module exercises. These readings will be available to students on the Blackboard (Bb) website for this course. You must make arrangements to use Bb, if you are not already able to do so, in order to participate in the modules, view the readings and to receive announcements. Course Description This course introduces undergraduates from a variety of disciplines to some of the major urban areas in the world, how and why they developed, what makes them unique and what it might be like to live there. This course gives students a way of thinking about cities in a global context that highlights both their differences and their similarities. Through lectures, text and other multi-media formats, students explore some of the main opportunities and challenges facing the inhabitants of large cities in today’s world. Course Objectives By the end of the course, students are expected to be able to: 1) Identify the basic concepts associated with world urbanism and the forces causing growth and development of urban areas 2) State the current main challenges facing large cities 3) Understand the experience of city residents 4) Apply the concepts learned in class to historical and contemporary international urban events World Cities URS 1006-01 Fall 2007 TR 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. BEL 180
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Florida State University Dept. of Urban and Regional Planning 2 of 5 Teaching Philosophy The teaching method for this course will consist of lecture and viewing films. Important material from each chapter will be presented using Power Point slides. These slides and other important class materials and assignments will be posted on Bb. Course Policies Class attendance and participation is expected. Exam questions will be taken directly from lectures, discussions, required readings and the other multi-media formats used during the semester. Therefore, you must attend class, listen carefully and take notes, because any material covered in class may be included on the exams. If you miss an exam or know you will miss an exam due to a legitimate reason, you must notify me of this
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