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SOCI.3020 Seminar on Homelessness: Lowell and Mumbai

Id: 039593 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


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.


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

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