Awardee: Megan Klein
Institution: Oakton Community College
Course Title: Urban Sociology
Description: This course deals with the study of the social organization and social interaction of people and groups within urban areas. This includes an analysis of the built environment, governmental policy (or lack thereof), major forces like capitalism, globalization and migration, as well as gender, race, and class. The course will highlight both current dynamics and trends in urban spaces as well as the historic forces that shaped the development of urban areas. This course will focus on cities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.