Fall 2020  |  PA 5281 Section 001: Immigrants, Urban Planning and Policymaking in the U.S. (33060)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
A-F or Audit
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Online Course
Enrollment Requirements:
Graduate Student
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/08/2020 - 12/16/2020
Mon, Wed 02:30PM - 03:45PM
Off Campus
Enrollment Status:
Open (22 of 30 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Social, political, economic experiences of contemporary U.S. immigrants. Draws from sociology, economics, demography, political science, public affairs. Local government policies/plans. Cities/suburbs as contexts for immigrants. Interactions between immigrant communities/urban planners/policymakers. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
Class Notes:
PA 5281 will be offered REMOTELY. Class will meet synchronously-online during Fall 2020, Mondays/Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:45. Offered fall semester of even years (2020, 2022, etc.). http://classinfo.umn.edu/?allen650+PA5281+Fall2020
Class Description:
This course examines the impact of contemporary immigration in the U.S. on urban planning and public affairs. Specifically, it engages several important questions: How have immigrants changed cities in the U.S.? What kind of social, political and economic experiences do immigrants have once they arrive in the U.S.? How can urban planners and public policy makers fashion plans and policies that expand the opportunities and improve outcomes and improve outcomes for immigrants? To help answer these questions, we focus on the following areas: immigration theory, the residential settlement patterns of immigrants, labor market outcomes, community formation, and examples of effective (and ineffective) practices for working with immigrants in planning and public policy contexts.
Class Format:
40% Lecture
25% Discussion
25% Small Group Activities
10% Guest Speakers
80-100 Pages Reading Per Week
40 Pages Writing Per Term
3 Paper(s)
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/allen650_PA5281_Fall2015.doc (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 August 2016

ClassInfo Links - Fall 2020 Public Affairs Classes Taught by Ryan Allen

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