This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of urban studies. It focuses on the strengths, issues, and problems of contemporary cities and the people who live and work in urban areas. It provides frameworks for examining how cities are sustained and change over time. While drawing on examples of cities in the U.S. and around the world, this course takes advantage of Rhodes College’s location and the knowledge of local stakeholders, emphasizing Memphis as an urban case study. This course is not open to seniors.