An introductory urban environments course. Studies how physical, design, social, political and economic forces interact to shape and reshape our urban environments. Examines concepts and content related to cities, suburbs, and metropolitan regions within and outside the U.S. From multidisciplinary perspectives, covers media images of cities and suburbs, patterns and trends in urban environments over time and place, urban observation, demographics, culture, and design. Assesses contemporary urban issues, including race relations, environmental issues, and population problems. Involves lectures, discussions, and fieldwork. Open to all SUNY undergraduate students.