Addressing Racial Segregation in Urban America

Fall 2021
Evening and Weekend
Graduate Only
Class Size: 15
2 Credits per quarter
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Where a person lives affects their health, safety, education, and employment options. And where a person grows up has lasting effects on their opportunities for social and economic mobility. At the same time, our cities remain highly divided along racial, ethnic, and income lines that disproportionately place people of color and lower income people in places that have more significant disadvantages.

This course will:

  • Explore the social and economic implications of racial, ethnic, and income segregation;
  • Analyze the legal and public policy foundations for racial, ethnic, and income segregation (such as redlining, localism, and urban fragmentation), particularly in the Puget Sound region;
  • Consider strategies for reducing racial, ethnic, and income segregation and for mitigating its effects on social and economic mobility.

This course will be delivered remotely. The offering will include lectures, workshops, and seminars. Our approach will emphasize participation in synchronous (Zoom) sessions; however, if students find themselves unable to participate due to technology, caregiving obligations, economic disruption, health risk, or illness, they can work with faculty to pursue alternate options to earn related credit.


Fall 2021 Registration

Course Reference Numbers

GR (2): 10295

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Time Offered
Evening and Weekend
Advertised Schedule

Fri Nov 12 6 -10p, Sat - Sun Nov 13 - 14 9a -5p

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