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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Summer 2009

AMS s321 • Modern American City

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
81210 MTWThF
1:00 PM-2:30 PM
grg 102

Course Description

This course introduces you to problems facing city residents and prepares you for careers in areas such as transportation, housing, and urban/environmental planning. We will discuss methods of geographic analysis used in the areas of the Social Sciences, Architecture, Engineering, Communication, and Business. The lecture topics address comparative urban problems facing cities in the United States, Latin America, and Western Europe.

Grading Policy

Exam Procedures: Essay and short answer. Questions are narrowed down from the Course Outline prior to each test. Essay questions are selected from this question list, as are some short answers. The University grading system/scale (90+ =A; 80+ =B, etc.) is followed. No make-up exams are offered unless a medical note is provided. Make-up exams are different from the original exams.


Possible Texts Jackson, Kenneth, T. Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States. New York: Oxford University Press. Available at the University Co-op. John J. Macionis and Vincent N. Parrillo, Cities and Urban Life. New Jersey, Prentice Hall. Course Outline. Available at the University Duplicating Center, Union building.


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