CAS 350 - URBAN IN CEN AMER at California State University - Northridge


Course Description:Preparatory: Completion of lower-division writing requirement and either CAS 100 or CAS 102 or permission of the instructor. During the second half of the twentieth-century the Central American societies were transformed from an agrarian to an urban based service economy. As a result of this process and the political instability in Central America, the Central American population was massively displaced towards urban areas, inside and outside the region. This interdisciplinary course will provide students with an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, demographic, and political implications of the planning and development of the urban landscape in Central America and of the Central American population movement to urban spaces inside and outside the region.Course will be offered in the following terms:Fall Semester 2011

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