Urban Studies 101/ English 110

Urban Studies 101: Affluence and Poverty/ English 110: American Dreams

In Urban Studies students will investigate why cities are places of economic and political opportunity for some and places of deprivation, discrimination, violence and impoverishment for others.  Students will also discuss different theories of urban poverty and inequality and examine the impact of immigration, racial segregation, suburbanization, public policies, and social movements on U.S. cities and on their inhabitants. In English 110 students will look at historical documents as well as commentary, essays and literature in which “American Dreams” serve as a dominant theme. Student will also use writing to make discoveries about their own ideas and those of others regarding “American Dreams” as well as to make connections to and among the texts they encounter in both courses.

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