SS 480 An Ethnographic Study (3)
This course is offered in conjunction with the Alternative Spring Break in which students will travel for one week to participate in the disaster relief efforts of a Hurricane Katrina devastated community. In preparation for this experience, students will examine the American society from a social structural perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on the centrality of class, race and gender as sources of division, inequality and injustice. A demographic analysis of the community, pre-and post-Katrina, will provide the basis for examination. As students engage in service learning, they will also engage in an ethnographic study of the community.