In this class, we will examine the form and function of cities and explore geographic theories related to urban evolution and internal and external patterns of interaction, with an emphasis on North American cities. Multiple perspectives on urban problems will be explored, ranging from quantitative/technical to socio-cultural to environmental. This is a reading, writing and research intensive course. Most course material is available through SU’s D2L platform (access via but you can download a recent Geo 322 Syllabus.