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POL 313. Metropolitan Area Government

Credits: 3
Department: Political Science
Description: Government forms and political activities in large urban areas. Shows relationship between politics and such problems as transportation, crime, race, metro reform.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Describe political change in metro areas analyze how that change can impact various groups in urban society.
2. Learn the nature of ethnic and racial power changes and shifts in urban America and describe what has been a political, social and economic trap.
3. Evaluate economic development strategies and how they may harm and benefit population groups in central cities.
4. Analyze theories of who governs cities and suburbia and how those theories impact policy issues.

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