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SOC 363 Philadelphia: In Black and White (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to explore the topic of race relations with reference to a case study of Philadelphia. It is a unique course insofar as. it directly addresses the issue of race in a multidisciplinary way, and it offers a unique opportunity to explore a topic and a city that are only dealt with indirectly in other courses. This course will explore the impact of race on social, economic, and political life in Philadelphia. Utilizing a socio-historical approach, it will focus on the work of W.E.B. DuBois and other social scientists who have documented the effects of race on Philadelphians in such diverse areas as housing, health care, employment, and family life. Satisfies Diversity GEP. Criminal Justice elective.