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SOC 406 Housing and Homelessness 4.0 Credits

This course examines how housing shapes individual, family, and neighborhood dynamics. Students will be introduced to housing policy in the United States, and will gain an in-depth understanding of homelessness and unstable housing. Other course topics include the meaning of home; the significance of homeownership in the United States; residential segregation; gated neighborhoods; and housing in transnational contexts. Students will learn how to think critically about the role of housing in enduring forms of race, class, and gender-based inequalities and to assess current policy for improving access to stable housing in Philadelphia.

College/Department: College of Arts and Sciences
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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