GLOA 400: Global Affairs Capstone

GLOA 400-002: Global Affairs Capstone - Global Crises: Cities and Urbanization
(Spring 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Planetary Hall 124

Section Information for Spring 2019

GLOA 400 - 002: Global Affairs Capstone - Global Crises: Cities and Urbanization

How are cities around the world in crisis? A crisis for whom? In this course, we will explore the challenges facing global cities, megacities, (post-)socialist cities, and cities right at our doorstep. Some of these challenges involve world-wide gentrification, segregation, and displacement; modern architecture and urban informality; deepening inequality; and urban revolution. Some central questions are what is a global city? what is gentrification? what is urban revolution? 

The course is open to all Mason students but should be of particular interest for GLOA majors with one of the four concentrations: Global Economy and Management; Global Inequalities and Responses; Human Security; and Media, Communication, and Culture. The course also fulfills the Mason Core ‘Synthesis’ requirement. Please note if you are counting this course as a concentration course, it cannot double count anywhere else.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Students draw from interdisciplinary core and concentration coursework in order to synthesize, compare and consolidate the various approaches and theories explored throughout the major through a focus on a pressing global issue. Additionally, course is designed to further develop research, writing, presentation, and organizational skills.May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Research/Scholarship Intensive
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of GLOA 101 or SOCI 120 and 18 credits in major.
Schedule Type: Lecture
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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