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USP 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change: Welcome & Context

Guide Purpose

This UWM Libraries research guide was created as supplemental material for USP 983: Contemporary Urban Social Structure and Change (3 units. Graduate/PhD Core Course).

Course description and objectives: 

This course is an interdisciplinary examination of theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of the city. We read foundational  and cutting edge research in an effort to establish a sense of the  breadth and depth of urban studies today. This course exposes  students to a wide range of work on the study of cities, in ways that will hopefully continue to inform their own research and writing,  and help them develop a sense of what conversations within urban studies you will be joining. We examine issues like urban inequality, the global city, collective memory, urban change, cities  and culture, gentrification, segregation, and other fundamental aspects of the study of the city. Overall the focus leans toward North American cities, but we do address cities around the world.

Need Help?

To get help with your research, you can contact a librarian by calling the Research Hep / Ask a Librarian service at (414) 229-4659, by coming into the library during regular hours, by sending an email via webform, or by using IM/Chat services available 24/7. Ask a Librarian

To set up an in-depth, one-on-one meeting with a librarian regarding your research topic, request a Research Consultation.

Course Texts (selected)

Check the catalog for current availability and location - at UWM Libraries Reserve (Lower Level West Wing) Spring 2018.

Check the catalog for current availability and location - at UWM Libraries Reserve (Lower Level, West Wing) Spring 2018.