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Fall 2017-2018
* AAS 350 / SOC 362 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Rats, Riots, and Revolution: Housing in the Metropolitan United States

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

This class examines the history of urban and suburban housing in the twentieth century US. We will examine the relationship between postwar suburban development as a corollary to the "underdevelopment" of American cities contributing to what scholars have described as the "urban crisis" of the 1960s. Housing choice and location were largely shaped by discriminatory practices in the real estate market, thus, the course explores the consequences of the relationship between public policy and private institutions in shaping the metropolitan area including after the passage of federal anti-housing discrimination legislation in the late 1960s.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
This class will require weekly reading assignments between 100 to 150 pages of reading a week; class participation including posting weekly questions to the class via BlackBoard; a formal presentation to the class based on one of the assigned texts; and finally two ten-paged papers will be required, one at the midterm and one as a final.

Paper in Lieu of Mid Term - 15%
Paper in lieu of Final - 50%
Oral Presentation(s) - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21220 S01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm M W   Stanhope Hall   201   Enrolled:17 Limit:13 Closed