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S60 SWCD 5087Poverty: The Impact of Institutionalized Racism3.0 Units
Description:Institutionalized racism has disenfranchised minority groups and communities concentrated in high-poverty areas since the turn of century. This course will connect health and housing disparities, economic disadvantages, poor educational outcomes, and other areas of well-being as they relate to the constraints of poverty. Students will identify institutionalized racism and causes of poverty as they directly and indirectly uphold structural barriers for people in communities across the country. Students will work with cohort members, social service agencies, and community leaders over the course of one week. Through this course, students will gain an understanding of how to advance economically sound community development and how to strategize in developing policies that can combat the effects of intentional urban blight and poverty. Students will be immersed in the community during the day, and they will have lectures and debriefing sessions in the evenings at the Hubbard House. Students will live in Hubbard House, which is owned and operated by the Diocese of Belleville and located in East St. Louis. (This is non-negotiable for students). Students will need to complete an essay and a basic application in order to be admitted into the course. A letter of reference or a reference list may be requested by the professor. The program is limited to 15 students. Interested students should contact the program coordinator, Jessica Lambrecht, at j.lambrecht@wustl.edu or 970-396-8457. Application deadline is May 29.
Instruction Type:Classroom instruction Grade Options:C Fees:
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