|1||General readings - more theoretical in nature -- on the "promise" of the city and the importance of thinking about cities as hosts for difference, diversity, and equality.|
|2||Readings that explore legal and jurisdictional dynamics of cities, the nexus between cities and nations, and the relations between or ethnic, racial, religious, or class identities, cities, and/or nations.|
|3||Guest Lecture: "Reimagining Governance: Policy and Politics in Post-Apartheid in Johannesburg"
Professor Robert Beauregard, Milano School of Urban Policy and Management, New School for Social Research.
|4||Studies of local, national, and international dynamics that create intolerance, polarization, oppression, or conflict in cities.|
|5||Claims and case studies of activities theorized as creating tolerance, harmony, or cosmopolitanism in cities.|
|6||Guest Lecture: "Civility in the City: Blacks, Jews, and Koreans in Urban America."
Professor Jennifer Lee, University of California-Irvine.
|7||Case study readings of cities that have moved (or tried to) from peace to conflict, or vice-versa.|
|8||Guest Lecture: "The End of Tolerance: Engaging Cultural Differences"
Professor Richard Schweder, University of Chicago.
|9||Readings that see cities as transcending national boundaries or that explore alternative territorial dynamics in which to situate the urban experience and/or establish cosmopolitanism.|