Classes » SOCI 210, Summer 2 2020


Ethnic and Racial Marginalization in North-American Cities


This course provides a comparative analysis of homelessness and urban marginalization through the lenses of racial and cultural inequality. It addresses issues such as homelessness, ghettos, mental health and access to resources. Students learn how racial inequality creates a narrative of marginalization within urban centers. The comparative nature of the course allows students to see how contemporary trends in urbanization are North American wide. Students develop the tools to analyze and identify the issues facing North American urban centers by focusing on systemic marginalization, key factors in the history of suppression, mental health and general health concerns, health care policy, the welfare system (i.e. social housing), policing (criminal intent and activity), and substance abuse. The course provides students an embedded service component that allows them to familiarize with organizations who are addressing the issues studied at the ground level and to learn about the challenges and positive changes are being made from hands on experience.

Prerequisite: SOCI 110


This course has a service-immersion component (service trip to Los Angeles, USA). There are only limited spots in this class; and you would have to apply to register.

For more details on how to apply and register for the course, please contact Gerard Garcia, Coordinator, Student Development, at


This course will start on JULY 2, 2020. Please note the schedule for this course varies from the regular class schedule for Summer 2. Class schedule as follows:

July 2-3 - 9:00am-12:00pm (on campus)

July 5 - 9:30am-3:30pm (The Door is Open)

July 6-8 - 9:00am-12:00pm (on campus)

July 9-15 - Trip to Los Angeles- Delores Mission




Summer 2 2020


Chris Seppelt






This tuition applies to domestic full-time students. Tuitions for international, senior, and auditing students may vary.