The Changing American City (CSRE 156, SOC 256A, URBANST 156A)

SOC
156A
Instructors
Hwang, J. (PI)
Section Number
1
After decades of decline, U.S. cities today are undergoing major transformations. Young professionals are flocking to cities instead of fleeing to the suburbs. Massive increases in immigration have transformed the racial and ethnic diversity of cities and their neighborhoods. Public housing projects that once defined the inner city are disappearing, and crime rates have fallen dramatically. Do these changes signal the end of residential segregation and urban inequality? Who do these changes benefit? This course will explore these issues and strategies to address them through readings and discussion, analyzing a changing neighborhood in a major city in the Bay Area in groups (which will include at least one site visit), and studying a changing neighborhood or city of their choice for their final project. The course does not have pre-requisites.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Units
4
Academic Career
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Urban Policy - Electives
Academic Year
Quarter
Winter
Section Days
Tuesday Thursday
Start Time
10:30 AM
End Time
11:50 AM
Location
Lathrop 299