Five College Consortium

Housing Urbanization Dev

Subject Name: 
Architectural Studies
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Amherst College

(Offered as ARCH 104 and ARHA 104)  This course studies the theory, policy, and practice of low-income housing in marginalized communities. In particular, the class examines housing in the context of international development—the global project of reducing urban poverty through providing safe housing to those in need. We study central concepts in housing theory, key issues regarding low-income housing, different approaches for addressing these issues, and political debates around housing the poor. This is a thematic, comparative, and transnational course that uses specific case studies from all around the world. We study our subject through illustrated lectures, field trips, seminar discussions, documentary films, and visual analysis exercises. The latter will be interspersed throughout the semester.

Limited to 25 students. Priority to majors, then sophomores. Spring semester. Five College Professor Arboleda.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
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Course Sections

Housing Urbanization Dev
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Gabriel Arboleda TTH 10:00AM-11:20AM OCTA 200