INI333H1: Critical Approaches in Urban Studies

Hours: 
24L

A common approach to studying the city is to quantify the outcome of processes and to rely on the scientific method and quantitative analysis to test hypotheses and ultimately create new knowledge. Critical approaches have been advanced on the belief that the notion of quantification, and that of positivism itself, could be inappropriate, if not altogether flawed. This course will introduce students to a variety of critical or alternative approaches to understanding urban dynamics.

Prerequisite: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)