Seminar:

PREREQ: 3 COURSES IN SOCIOLOGY, INCLUDING SOC-UA.0001, SOC-UA.0002, OR SOC-UA.0003, OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR.

This seminar will examine evidence of and sociological theories about homelessness. (Its causes, definitions, who is homeless, and consequences for the homeless and neighborhoods). We will also focus on COVID related issues such as evictions and the shelters’ requirements of social distancing. The class will also evaluate the evidence and the realities of doing research on a politically explosive and difficult topic. A class project will be to develop a collective (open to all students in the class) data bank (materials found on the internet) on homelessness. Students will write papers on an aspect of homelessness of their choice. DEPARTMENT CONSENT REQUIRED

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Term

Section

Instructor

Schedule

Location

Spring 2021

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Ruth Horowitz
M: 12:30 PM - 3:10 PM ONLI