Coming of Age in the City: Growing up and Growing Older in Communities of Color
Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity;
This tutorial examines urban life in communities of color through the lens of aging. We will focus on the political and economic dimensions of cities that have profoundly affected the daily collective lives of certain populations from childhood to elderhood. In so doing, we will also consider how age and age relations are highly differentiated by race, class, and gender, as well as how cities are organized and arranged to create and recreate categories and ideas associated with age.
The Class: Type: tutorial
Requirements/Evaluation: five to six 5-page papers, five to six 2-page responses, oral presentations of papers; discussion
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Enrollment Preference: first- and second-years, students considering an American Studies major or Latina/o Studies concentration
Distributions: Division II; Writing-Intensive; Difference, Power, and Equity;
Distribution Notes: DPE: This DPE tutorial foregrounds the significance of age, as it crosscuts with race, class, and gender, in explorations of urban inequality in the United States.
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora; AMST Space and Place Electives; LATS Core Electives;