Course: CAS 350. Urbanization in Central America (3)
Preparatory: Completion of the lower division writing requirement; either CAS 100, CAS 102 or permission of the instructor. During the second half of the 20th century the Central American societies were transformed from an agrarian to an urban-based service economy. As a result of this process and the political instability in Central America, the Central American population was massively displaced toward urban areas inside and outside the region. This interdisciplinary course will provide students with an understanding of the cultural, social, economic, demographic and political implications of the planning and development of the urban landscape in Central America and of the Central American population movement to urban spaces inside and outside the region.