2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

ARCH 407 Fourth World Theory

Fourth World Theory examines the physical, political, socio-economical and institutional abandonment of the American Inner-city and investigates the causes which have led to the massive disinvestment. This course attempts to develop a sense of empathy for the citizens who choose or are forced to remain in these often severely distressed environments. Fourth World Theory employs critical inquiry that may better qualify us to be engaged in improving the conditions of our inner cities and of the United States as a whole.