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Urban (In)Justice
Instructor Makini Beck
Course Number SOCI-330-01
Jan 11, 2021
Starts
15 weeks
Length
29 Seats
Remaining

With a focus on forms of (in)justice in urban communities worldwide, we investigate the impact of race, class, and gender and related systems of unequal power relations on perpetuating patterns of social, political, economic, and environmental oppression (policing, hunger, pollution, violence, disease). How do ways of governing urban populations affect the lives of inner city residents and their demands for justice when attempting to navigate the everyday urban worlds? Specific course topics include both historical and contemporary perspectives on urban (in)justice locally, in Rochester NY, and nationally, across the U.S., and in a global comparative framework. Thereby the effects of crime, violence, and inequality on people in urban neighborhoods are also examined among and within nations. By the end of the semester, students should be able to identify and explain various theories that seek to explain (in)justice patterns in the urban context at local, national and global levels.

  • Credits

    3 credit hours

    This 15 week course requires students to spend approximately 9 hours a week on course work.

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    This course section is open to RIT Online students.

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