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The Legacy of Hurricane Katrina

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Spring 2010
City and Regional Planning 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:


The purpose of this course is to educate and encourage discussion about the issues surrounding the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast and its victims.  The course will examine themes of gentrification, inequality and racism.  Each week, we will examine a specific aspect of the recovery effort.  Through guest lecture, personal accounts, films, lectures and discussions we will try to explain the pre-storm significance of each issue, how Katrina impacted it and what challenges still lie ahead.  Also, we will place emphasis on how the injustices on the Gulf Coast relate to California, especially the Bay Area.  Our goal is to make clear that the events surrounding Hurricane Katrina in 2005 were not isolated.  The storm’s greatest effect was to amplify social inequality that had existed for centuries.  


How to Enroll:

You must come to the first class. We will judge how to proceed with enrollment by level of interest.

NOTE!!!! Classroom has changed. We will meet in 172 Wurster the first day, but 106 Wurster every day after that. Sorry for the late notice.

Course Contact: aquinn AT

Faculty Sponsor: Professor Malo Hutson

Time & Location:

Section 1Alex Quinn
25106 Wurster (First Class: 172 Wurster)M 6p-8p2/01started

Uploaded Files:

Syllabus: Legacy of Hurricane Katrina Syllabus.pdfJan 5100kbAdobe PDF (Viewer)View Download

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