HSG 8463, "Housing: Race and Class", will meet fall 2010 on Thursdays 6:15-8:45 p.m. The course looks to develop an understanding of the residential structure of the city, examine the linkages between the city's residential structure, social class and race, and examine the connections between the specific types of housing developing (public housing, gentrification) social class, and race. This course includes a field trip to Chicago.
HSG 8463 - Fall 2010
Are you concerned about the foreclosure crisis?
Are you interested in urban landscapes and housing policy?
Then please consider taking:
Housing: Race and Class (HSG 8463)
Fall Semester 2010 (meets Thursday 6:15-8:45PM)
Housing both reflects and shapes society. As such, the examination of housing, the residential structure of the city and characteristics such as social class and race is an important step in reaching a deeper understanding of the role of housing in the social, economic and cultural processes that shape society as a whole. Our examination of housing and residential structure will be a critical one and proceeds from the assumption that housing, residential structure, social class and race are created by human activity and that the linkages between them can be created differently. Such a recognition puts social justice at the heart of our critical inquiry into housing, residential structure, and the city.
Specific objectives for the course:
•Develop an understanding of the residential structure of the city.
•Examine the linkages between the city's residential structure, social class and race.
•Examine the connections between specific types of housing development (public housing, gentrification) social class and race.
The course includes a field trip to Chicago!
All graduate students are welcome!
For more information, please contact Dr. Jeff Crump, Housing Studies Program, 350 McNeal Hall, 1985 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, voice: 612-624-2281.