AbstractThis exercise with corresponding PowerPoint combines the application of concepts adopted from the now classic Jane Jacobs’ Death and Life of the Great American Cities with introductory urban sociological lessons. The key concepts for this session include: neighborhood, urban residential patterns, urban ecology, urbanization, private, semi-private, and...
- Subject Area(s):
- Urban Sociology
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- Class Level(s):
- College 300
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Usage NotesOn the assignment, I suggest the instructor ask students to document their own residential patterns – either from their youth (permanent address,) or present living situation. However, this should be assigned with alternatives – allow students to document other residential patterns that you identify. By implication, issues of social class will be revealed...
Learning Goals and Assessments
- Goal 1: Students can identify "cultural relativity and private/public/semi-private space"
- Goal 2: Students can define and identify – community, city, urban area, urban clusters, urbanized area, micropolitan statistical area (MicroSA), metropolitcan statistical area (MetroSA or MSA)
- Assessment 1: Students provide definitions orally in class and through graphic analysis in presentation form. They document a neighborhood and present it to the class.
- Assessment 2: Students can apply the above concepts to an aerial views from ‘Google maps,’ and photographs. Students apply the terms to their presentations.