A lecture and discussion course that provides the undergraduate student with an overview of the interdisciplinary field of urban social science. The student who successfully completes this course will have a broad understanding of the major issues, vocabulary, basic methods, and prominent scholars in urban studies. We will explore current events of relevance, including the opportunities and problems facing major cities in the United States, including Kansas City. Cross Listings: URBAN ST 101, UPD 101, ECON 158.