SOCY-220: Urban Sociology
Course, prefix, number, & title: SOCY-220 Urban Sociology
Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours
Pre-requisites (if any): SOCY-101
Course Description in college catalog:
An investigation of the social, economic, political and cultural life of cities. Issues include housing, transportation, crime, the urban marketplace, fiscal governance, neighborhood revitalization, life-style and communal diversity, and the relationship of suburbs to the metropolitan core.
Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:
A.A. Liberal Arts and Sciences (concentration: sociology)
General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.
Communicate effectively in various forms
Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
Course-specific student learning outcomes:
Students will utilize multiple perspectives and sources in the form of course readings, documentary videos, and cultural representations of city life
Students will critically evaluate evidence and arguments relevant to urban living
Students will evaluate urban theories drawing on empirical evidence
Students will examine the numerous ways in which the urban environment shapes an individual’s personal identity, attitudes, and behavior
Students will develop a global perspective by examining the current expansion of world cities
Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:
In-class examinations: multiple choice and brief essay questions
Brief written assignments (2 pp)
Term Paper (5-6 pp)
Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.