AAS 263 - Race, Housing, and Employment
Section: 001
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Waitlist Capacity:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Why are neighborhoods and workplaces still segregated 48 years after passage of the Civil Rights Act? This course critically examines the role that race and racial politics play in housing market and labor market outcomes. Through analysis of the evidence, class discussion, conducting an empirical study, and written assignments, we will increase our understanding of what causes racial inequality, how it is maintained, and the consequences of racial isolation.

Course Requirements:

Attend lecture and active participation (15%) 3 Critiques: 2 required, 1 of your own choosing (10%) 2 exams (20%, 25%) Research paper on residential location (30%)

Intended Audience:

This course is geared towards students who have interests in race, housing, and employment in U.S. contexts. The course fulfills the 200-level area course requirement for DAAS concentrators and minors.

Class Format:

Discussion and Lecture

AAS 263 - Race, Housing, and Employment
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 069114995X
Inventing equal opportunity, Author: Frank Dobbin., Publisher: Princeton Univ. Press 2009
ISBN: 0674018214
American apartheid : segregation and the making of the underclass, Author: Douglas S. Massey, Nancy A. Denton., Publisher: Harvard University Press New ed. 1998
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