2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 348 - Social Justice and the City

Cities today face unprecedented challenges. Migration, rapid urbanization, growing inequality, authoritarian governments, racial tensions, terrorism, climate change, and the list goes on. This course examines the concept of social justice in light of contemporary philosophical debates and explores its various relations to the city and urban development, using a geographical perspective. After engaging various dialogues on social justice, the course turns its attention to the ‘urban question’. It asks what is distinctive about the issue of social justice in an urban context and whether we need a more geographically-informed viewpoint from with to deploy our positions on social justice. In the final section of the course, various urban issues and problems are explored using developed understandings of social justice. Open to doctoral and masters students.

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year