CAAS 495 - Senior Seminar
Section: 003 Poverty, Environment and Inequality
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Afroamerican and African Studies (CAAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
Requirements & Distribution:
Lab Fee:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Upperclass standing.
Other Course Info:
(Cross-Area Courses). (Capstone Course).
May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

This course explores the relationship between poverty, environment and social inequality. It focuses on poor American urban and rural communities. The course examines how educational experiences influence occupational and social class outcomes. It also examines how the economic transformations of the city (globalization, shift from manufacturing to service sector jobs, urban renewal and gentrification, zoning, and location of jobs to suburbs) affect urban residents and exacerbate inequalities. The course also examines the emerging field of environmental justice law. Finally, it analyzes environmental justice issues by focusing on the relationship between race, class, gender and the processes by which environmental inequalities arise.

CAAS 495 - Senior Seminar
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002 (SEM)
Th 2:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: The Black Power Movement
003 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Poverty, Environment and Inequality
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