URBST 245W - The Urban Economy

Overview

Course Title

The Urban Economy

Department(s)

Description

An examination of trends in economic growth and related consequences for employment conditions and patterns of inequality in the dynamic industry sectors that comprise an urban economy. Topics include both emergent sectors based on immigrant entrepreneurship and declining sectors such as industrial manufacturing. Focusing on New York City, the course examines the economic restructurings of this current period of globalization and how these changes create opportunities for immigrants as well as hardships for native-born minorities. Strategies for urban economic development, along with local development organizations and advocates supporting them, will be reviewed.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule