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    Massachusetts College of Art and Design
   
 
  Dec 16, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LASS245 Cities and Society 3cr.


Cities are fascinatingly complex places, and for millennia people have flocked to them for a host
of reasons. Some people have looked to cities as a way to escape the ennui of rural existence,
some have gathered in cities for economic opportunity, and many others have arrived simply
to be in close contact with different groups of people. Taking “the city” as our primary unit of
analysis in this course, we will attempt to explore some of the major themes and processes
that affect most urban areas, along with offering some historical perspective on the trends that
have created “the city” as we find it today.

Prerequisites: LALW-100 & LALW-200

Fall and Spring