Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

This course considers the dynamics of housing markets and neighborhoods in American metropolitan areas and the public policies designed to regulate them.  In the first part of the course, we examine the social and economic forces at work in metropolitan neighborhoods, focusing on trends in spatial inequality, segregation, and neighborhood effects. In the second part of the course, we examine the historical evolution of federal and local policies related to subsidized housing, homeownership, and land regulation and analyze empirical debates surrounding the effectiveness of such policies.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: undergraduate students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one of the following: ECON 1110, GOVT 1111, PUBPOL 2220, PUBPOL 2250, SOC 1101, SOC 2220, or SOC 2070. 
Forbidden Overlaps Forbidden Overlap: due to an overlap in content, students will receive credit for only one course in the following group: CRP 3430, CRP 6430, PUBPOL 3250, PUBPOL 5250, SOC 3250.

Distribution Category (D-AG, D-HE, SBA-HE)

  • Students will be able to describe the origins, evolution, and contemporary challenges of low-income housing policy in the US.
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze descriptive data related to neighborhoods and housing.
  • Students will be able to apply course concepts to the study of neighborhoods and housing in their local surroundings.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PUBPOL 5250SOC 3250

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18804 PUBPOL 3250   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to undergraduate students, graduate students should take PAM 5250. Students will be pulled from the wait list in the following order: 1. PAM/SOC majors, 2. Seniors in other majors, 3. All other students.