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Course Times, Dates and Location
Tuesdays 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Summer: 25 June to 13 August 2019
Location: The University of Chicago Gleacher Center
From the time of Jane Addams and the pioneering works of Park, Burgess and Wirth of the Chicago School of Sociology in the 1920s and 1930s, there have been numerous attempts to analyze and explain the significance of Chicago’s diversity, its social problems and challenges facing the neighborhoods. This course will read some of the more important works from the “Chicago School” including Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House; Robert Ezra Park and Ernest W. Burgess, The City; Harvey Warren Zorbaugh, The Gold Coast and the Slums; and more recent works by William Julius Wilson, More than Just Race; David Ranney, Living and Dying on the Factor Floor, or Robert Sampson, the Great American City: Chicago and the Enduring Neighborhood Effect.
Clinton E. Stockwell, M.A.; M.L.A.; Ph.D.
The Caxton Club and Neil Harris, Chicago by the Book: 101 Books that have Shaped Chicago’s Image. The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
Jane Addams, Twenty Years at Hull House. Addams Publications, 2011.
Robert Ezra Park and Ernest W. Burgess, Introduction by Robert Sampson, The City (The Heritage of Sociology). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.
David Ranney, Living and Dying on the Factory Floor: From the Outside In and the Inside Out. PM Press-None Edition, 2019.
William Julius Wilson, More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. WW Norton, 2010.
Harvey Warren Zorbaugh, The Gold Coast and the Slums: A Sociological Study of Chicago’s Near North Side. The University of Chicago Press 1983.