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Urban Geography: New Orleans Case Study
Instructors: 
Credits: 
3
Semesters Offered: 
Fall
4-Letter Course Group: 
ARCH
Course Number: 
3731/6731

Taught by geographer and author Prof. Richard Campanella, this dynamic and highly rated class is offered on Tuesdays this Fall semester 2016, from 3:30-6:15PM in Richardson Memorial Hall Room 404, Tulane School of Architecture. Open to all Tulane students with no prerequisites, ARCH 3731 is approved as an elective for the Urban Studies program as well as for New Orleans Center for the Gulf South’s Musical Cultures of the Gulf South majors. A one-credit intensive writing option is available through ARCH 3880. ARCH 3731: Urban Geography-New Orleans Case Study explores how to analyze cities spatially, using New Orleans as a detailed case study. We tackle this topic through lectures, discussion, field trips, film, research, and presentations. Students will apply these guiding geographical questions to urban places:

 What is the shape, form, and origin of the city’s physical landscape?  How have humans transformed and manipulated that landscape into a cityscape?

 How are phenomena spatially distributed or diffused, why, and how have those patterns changed over time?

 How may we research, depict, characterize, and interpret those patterns?

 How are power, class, race, and inequity involved in the use of space and the allocation of urban resources?   

 How can we use geographical knowledge to restore and improve disturbed places or patterns?

 What distinguishes urban places from each other?

 How do people create, occupy, perceive, and contest the use of urban space?

 What clues do we see in the present-day cityscape that shed light on the above questions?

 

Fall 2016 Course Description

More detailed course descriptions can be found here.

 

 Old Course Numbers: AHST 3131/6131

Course is Active: 
yes
Course Materials: 
Course Topic: 
Urban Studies