ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Winter 2023, Section 002 - Urban Inequality and Policy in the United States
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Organizational Studies (ORGSTUDY)
Department: LSA Organizational Studies
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Waitlist Capacity:
Waitlist Notes:
OS students will be given preference on the waitlist based on academic standing. Waitlist priority will be at the discretion of the instructor.
May be elected six times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Drawing on readings mostly from sociology and political science, this course will discuss several urban policy areas and their relationship to inequality. Substantive topics include segregation, policing, education, immigration, crime, redevelopment, and more. Each topic will address inequality—how structure, culture, or some combination produces social inequality—as well as policy, moving beyond interpretation of the world to focus on actions to change it. Assignments will include several traditional elements—such as weekly reading responses—as well as tasks designed to push students to apply lessons from class to real world policy situations. This is a reading-intensive course; students should be prepared to read a book each week.

Class Format:

Two 1.5 hour lectures/week


ORGSTUDY 495 - Special Topics in Organizational Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: **This course is intended for juniors and seniors; sophomores may enroll but should contact instructor immediately to discuss course expectations. Instructor: Dr. Nick Camp (npcamp)
002 (SEM)
 In Person
1Jr or Sr
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: **This course is also offered as Soc 495-007, so check that course also to see if spaces may still be available in that class (36705).

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