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SOCI.3020 Seminar on Homelessness: Lowell and Mumbai

Id: 039593 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3

Description

This course will focus on understanding housing insecurity by looking closely at what it means to be homeless in two very different cities, located across the world from each other: Lowell, USA and Mumbai, India. In doing so, we will use this comparison to highlight the root causes of homelessness within a global context, including how certain social situations, policies and innovations may exacerbate and /or improve this situation. Simultaneously, students will gain a first-hand understanding of homelessness in Lowell through performing 3-4 hours of service per week at a local shelter and/or drop-in center.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Honors College or Sociology Major or Sociology Additional Major or permission of instructor.

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