A study of theories of the city, urbanization and urbanism beginning with the  classics up to postmodern theory.  The growth and morphology of cities in the third world. Issues of rural-urban migration, and the changing relation of the city to the countryside.  Issues of social differentiation and hierarchies in the city.  Urban culture. The debate around the Islamic City and its relation to modernity.  Social movements and the question of political authority.  The future of the city in the age of globalization.