2021-2022 Graduate Catalog

ARCH 507 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. 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. Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the program director.