Timetable

Please also consult the Faculty of Arts & Science timetable. There may be some discrepancies or omissions as the official timetable hasn't been finalized as yet. We will update the course times and locations as they are confirmed.

 

F = Fall (September-December)

W = Winter (January-April)

 

 

 

Fall/Winter 2018-19

 


INI234H1F - Cities in Popular Culture

LEC0101

Time: Tuesdays 1-3

Room: IN112

Instructor: Aditi Mehta

By exploring different popular culture phenomena such as the emergence of hiphop in the Bronx, Batman's Gotham, and Nollywood, this course works to examine the contributions of popular culture in shaping our understandings of cities (as well as providing different perspectives of the city and the urban experience than is generally captured in scholarly/academic literature). Popular culture becomes a vehicle by which we will explore different aspects of urban life and urban representation.

Prerequisite: 4.0 FCEs 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

INI235H1F - A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies I: Theoretical Foundations of City Building (formerly INI235Y1)

LEC0101

Time: Wednesdays 10-12

Room: IN112

Instructor: David Roberts

Focuses on the theoretical foundations of urbanization, urban change, and city building, with particular attention on global urban growth, history of contemporary urbanization, urban planning, governance, built form, and economic development. These topics are explored through a multidisciplinary lens, with an emphasis on understanding urban transitions over time and their meaning for contemporary urban experience.

Prerequisite: Four courses with at least one of the following: ECO100Y1/​ECO105Y1 or 1.0 FCE from 100-level GGR courses including GGR101H1, GGR107H1, GGR112H1 and GGR124H1, or 1.0 FCE from 100-level POL courses including POL101Y1, or POL214Y1, or 1.0 FCE from 100-level SOC courses including SOC101Y1, SOC102H1, and SOC103H1 
Exclusion: INI235Y1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

INI236H1S - A Multidisciplinary Introduction to Urban Studies II: Urban Challenges and Theoretical Application (formerly INI235Y1)

LEC0101

Time: Wednesdays 10-12

Room: IN112

Instructor: Aditi Mehta

Cities are centres of innovation and creative energy, but they also face significant and pressing challenges. This course explores various urban issues including inequality, eroding infrastructure, and concerns arising from globalization, while also examining the ways in which municipal governments and urban citizens are imagining and implementing potential solutions to these challenges.

Prerequisite: INI235H1 
Exclusion: INI235Y1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

INI333H1F - Critical Approaches in Urban Studies

LEC0101

Time: Thursdays 10-12

Room: TBA

Instructor: Aditi Mehta

Participatory Action Research

Course Description:

A common approach to studying the city is to quantify the outcome of processes and to rely on the scientific method and quantitative analysis to test hypotheses and ultimately create new knowledge. Critical approaches have been advanced on the belief that the notion of quantification, and that of positivism itself, could be inappropriate, if not altogether flawed. This course will introduce students to a variety of critical or alternative approaches to understanding urban dynamics.

Prerequisite: INI235H1 and INI236H1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

INI336H1F - Creative Cities (formerly INI336Y1)

LEC0101

Time: Mondays 1-3

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

A prominent thesis in the fields of planning and economic geography is that the presence of creative occupations in a city correlates positively with the overall health of urban regions. This course will investigate the nature of this link from theoretical and empirical perspectives and examine its potential usefulness in a planning/policy context.

Prerequisite: 1.0 FCE from: GGR101H1/​GGR107H1/​GGR112H1/​GGR124H1; INI235H1, INI236H1 
Exclusion: INI336Y1 
Recommended Preparation: GGR220Y1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

 

INI337H1S - Studies in Contemporary Urban Problems

LEC0101

Time: Tuesdays 4-6

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

Housing & Homelessness

Course Description:

This course will expose students to a range of contemporary theoretical, analytical, and policy oriented debates in Urban Studies. The emphasis will be on establishing a broad knowledge base in the multifaceted field of urban studies. The exact topics to be covered will fall broadly under the banner of urban socioeconomic change, and specific syllabi, year to year, will follow contemporary and emerging debates. This will be expanded upon in this course's 400 level counterpart.

Exclusion: GGR347H1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

 


INI342H1S - Urban Studies Research Seminar I

LEC0101

Time: Tuesdays 1-3

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

This course provides students an opportunity to craft and initiate an Urban Studies capstone research project. Students will gain knowledge, experience and insight in utilizing qualitative research methods including interviewing, focus groups, observational analysis and other techniques. Seminars and assignments focus on the application of qualitative methods to each student’s selected urban research question.

Recommended Preparation: ​INI235H1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

 

INI430H1S - Advanced Topics in Urban Studies II

LEC0101

Time: Mondays 3:30-6:30

Room: TBA

Instructor: Aditi Mehta

Youth, Arts & Engagement in Cities

Course Description:

This course is meant to be a senior complement to INI338H1 whereby important theoretical, analytical and/or policy debates are addressed in a research seminar format. Students in INI430H1 will be expected to extend, or refine research topics identified and explored in INI338H1 in a major independent research project. Students will present their proposals, their progress reports, and their final results to the instructor and the class.

Prerequisite: INI235H1, INI236H1, INI336H1/​ INI338H1. Priority is given to students enrolled in the Urban Studies Major or Specialist Programs. However, consideration may be given to students with suitable course background as determined by the Program Director. 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science
Breadth Requirements:  Society and its Institutions (3)


INI433H1F - Special Topics in Urban Studies

LEC0101

Time: Tuesdays 4-6

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

Serving the City

Course Description: This course will explore the history, policy context, practice models, and current debates surrounding social and health services in the city. As cities grow and change, how have governments and communities organized to meet urban dwellers’ needs for settlement assistance, shelter, medical care, food, and other services? What are the connections with community development, place-making, and political change? Field trips and guest lectures will broaden the scope of students’ learning.

Special topics courses are offered periodically for senior students in the Urban Studies Program. Offerings in any given year will depend on program priorities, availability of specialized expertise and funding. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Prerequisite: Enrolment in a major or specialist program in Urban Studies. 
Recommended Preparation: INI235H1 and INI236H1, completion of research design and research methods courses, 14 FCEs in an aligned social science program. 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science

INI437Y1Y - Urban Experiential Learning in Toronto & the GTA (formerly INI306Y1)

LEC0101

Time: Tuesdays 10-12

Room: TBA

Instructor: David Roberts

A method of studying city issues that combines readings, seminar discussions, and field trips with an 8 hour / week internship in the office of a municipal politician, local government, or non-profit organization. Readings focus on community development, urban planning, economic development and local governance. Students must fill out a ballot for the course (available on the Urban Studies website - sites.utoronto.ca/innis/urban ) by June 1. Enrolment in this course is competitive and at the discretion of Professor Shauna Brail.

Prerequisite: INI235H1, INI236H1. Priority is given to students enrolled in the Urban Studies Minor, Major, or Specialist Programs. However, consideration may be given to students with suitable course background as determined by the Program Director. Note: INI437Y1 cannot be taken concurrently with JGI450Y1. 
Exclusion: INI306Y1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

INI439H1S - Cities and Mega-events: Place-making, Contestation and Urban Citizenship

LEC0101

Time: TBA

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

Mega-events, like the Olympics, give cities the opportunity to showcase themselves to the world, but the production of television-friendly urban images do much to obscure the processes, compromises and social consequences in host cities. These events are powerful tools for city branding. They are also potential opportunities for social movements and other groups and individuals to highlight their own sets of concerns. This course will explore the challenges and opportunities that cities face in hosting such events.

Prerequisite: 12.0 FCEs 
Exclusion: INI430H1 (topic of same name in 2013-14), INI332H1, INI432H1 (2016) 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

JGI216H1S - Globalization and Urban Change

LEC0101

Time: Thursdays 4-6

Room: TBA

Instructor: TBA

Focusing on the impacts that global flows of ideas, culture, people, goods, and capital have on cities throughout the globe, this course explores some of the factors that differentiate the experiences of globalization and urban change in cities at different moments in history and in various geographic locations.

Recommended Preparation: GGR124H1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)

JGI346H1F - The Urban Planning Process

LEC0101

Time: Wednesdays 10-1

Room: TBA

Instructor: Paul Hess

Overview of how planning tools and practice shape the built form of cities. This course introduces twentieth century physical planning within its historical, social, legal, and political contexts. Community and urban design issues are addressed at local and regional scales and in both central cities and suburbs. The focus is on Toronto and the Canadian experience, with comparative examples from other countries, primarily the United States.

Recommended Preparation: 8.0 FCE's including GGR124H1, INI235Y1 
Distribution Requirements: Social Science 
Breadth Requirements: Society and its Institutions (3)