Gentrification (AFRICAAM 241A, CSRE 141)

URBANST
141
Instructors
Kahan, M. (PI)
Section Number
1
Neighborhoods in the Bay Area and around the world are undergoing a transformation known as gentrification. Middle- and upper-income people are moving into what were once low-income areas, and housing costs are on the rise. Tensions between newcomers and old timers, who are often separated by race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation, can erupt; high rents may force long-time residents to leave. In this class we will move beyond simplistic media depictions to explore the complex history, nature, causes and consequences of this process. Students will learn through readings, films, class discussions, and engagement with a local community organization. (Cardinal Course certified by the Haas Center)
Grading
Letter (ABCD/NP)
Requirements
WAY-EDP, WAY-SI
Units
5
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Contemporary Issues
Academic Year
Quarter
Spring
Section Days
Monday Wednesday
Start Time
2:45 PM
End Time
4:45 PM
Location
Lathrop 292