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2018 Summer
* GLS 303 / SOC 304 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

The Global Ghetto

Mitchell Duneier


This course traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings in sixteenth century Venice and Rome to its revival by the Nazis to the present. We will ask how the entanglements of race, poverty, and place in America today can be better understood by recalling the Jewish ghettos of Europe. We will explore what people inside and outside have made of the ghetto experience. In the process, the course encourages students to seek a new estimation of an age-old concept.

Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Students will be assigned between 3-4 hours of reading per day. There will be weekly one-page memos to serve as the basis of class discussions.

Final Exam - 20%
Class/Precept Participation - 40%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Other Requirements:
International Travel Required
Not Open to Seniors.

Other information:
This class will meet from 6/11/2018 to 7/20/2018, days/times TBA. In addition to the seminar meetings, students will be required to attend an Italian language course that will complement the content of the seminar. If interested in applying, please see GPS application.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
10001 L01 TBA        Enrolled:14 Limit:15