Courses

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HONR 299 / The Global City

This course is designed to introduce students to the phenomenon of ‘the city’ and ‘the metropolis’, terms more popularly used to describe our urban environment. Today, an ever-increasing percentage of the world population lives in urban areas, often crowded together into tiny portions of the globe. How did these urban areas, systems, and networks come about, and what makes them work (or not)? Through lectures, class discussions, audio-visual materials, and assigned course readings, the course aims to provide students with both a global perspective on processes of urbanization and an understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural forces that shape global cities, their growth, and urban life within them.

Modality
In-person

Timeline
Fall semester

Instructor
Dr. Ashima Krishna

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HONR 299 / Urban Matters Lab

This studio-based course will give students an interactive, interdisciplinary, and engaged experience in understanding their urban environment through a real-world contemporary problem that will be put to them by a local stakeholder. Students will work in teams to tackle various aspects of the problem and produce solutions in the form of a project report. At the end of the semester, students will present their work in a public presentation and share their report with the stakeholder(s).

Modality
In-person

Timeline
Spring semester

Instructor
Dr. Ashima Krishna

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