College of Liberal Arts
In this class, you will learn to analyze and evaluate claims about authenticity and culture in urban environments. You will be able to discuss, explain, and debate theories of urban poverty, crime, and policing. You will learn to evaluate claims made about development and arguments surrounding gentrification. You will discuss the role of immigration, ethnicity, and race in shaping urban life. You will learn to use ethnographic research methods. Above all, you will learn to ask critical questions that should enhance your ability to participate in the ongoing development of this city, a decade after the floods.
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