The entire course Reinventing Boston: The Changing American City is an active learning experience. Framed as a study of how American cities have changed, the class involves three neighborhood visits. Three times during the semester, students are assigned a particular neighborhood which is related to the topic being covered in class. Students visit neighborhoods on their own and carry out a mini-ethnography. Examples of methods used include surveys, observations, interviews etc. They then write a three page memo which forms the basis of section discussion. Click "Resources" for the class syllabus.
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