Jun 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LJS 2013 - Race, Ethnicity, and the Law (3) SP

Race, Ethnicity, and the City examines the intersection of racial and ethnic identity with cultural, political, and policy forces in urban settings.  The course considers ways in which the forces of racism, segregation, structural inequality, immigration, and assimilation have shaped our cities. Subject areas include:  educational and residential segregation; population distribution as it relates to ethnic identity; economic development’s relationship to racial and ethnic identities; mass incarceration and criminal justice issues; social constructs of racial identity. Students will explore how these forces have shaped Nashville throughout history and today as well as examining other cities. Through readings, written reflection, discussion, visitors, and encounters in the community, students will come to a deeper understanding of the role of race and ethnicity in the shape of cities.