Scholars from a variety of disciplines study cities, suburbs, and metropolises, among other spatial phenomena. In this course we will explore their ideas taking a sociological approach to urban trends and city life more specifically. We will discuss sociological theories and research about the development and consequences of cities and city life, the spatial patterns of metropolitan areas, and the sources of inequality in urban areas in addition to many other topics. This course is the same as SSC 347 and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements.