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POL 204 URBAN POLITICS AND PLANNING

POL 204         URBAN  POLITICS AND PLANNING      (3 Credits)                                This course is designed to orient students to urban  political systems. It includes study of institutions, informal operations and  dynamics, and complexities associated with economic developments in  contemporary urban society. Students analyze both primary and secondary sources  of information and examine various planning and policy development suggestions  put forth by social scientists and others to cope with existing problems. Each  student conducts a case study of a particular public or private agency whose  expressed purpose is to provide some social service to the metropolitan  community.

Prerequisite: “C” or better in POL 101.