More people live today in cities or metro-urban regions than in the countryside, and many cities today are megalopolises of ten million persons or more. Is the city sustainable? Can we live hopefully, faithfully and imaginatively in extreme urban contexts characterized often by inequality, poverty and violence; yet alive with vibrant cultural production? This course will look at the meaning of the city in history, using the lens of ancient and contemporary philosophical, historical, theological, and sociological writings, even as we seek to understand our role in anticipating urban challenges for a global age.
ICSD 132201/232201 F15
Instructor: Dr. Clinton Stockwell
(MWS, MA, PhD)