Course Schedule and Readings

COURSE OUTLINE

Introduction, Gentrification, Williamsburg and Chinatown

Week 1 Feb 2 and Feb 4 Introduction

Readings: “New Retail Capital and Neighborhood Change”Zukin et al

Assignments: Feb 4 Talks: Joe Salvo Talk@ John Jay College 6-8pm; Fresh off the Boat @The Circle NYC 8pm

Slides from Joe Salvo’s Talk

Take CITI online Human Subjects Research course – certificates due 2/18   http://www.citiprogram.org/

In Class: -Course overview; discuss documentary project; introduction – your Family Immigration History; Tech logistics

 

Week 2 Feb 9 Gentrification

Readings: “Rethink your Public Space: Community Events in Gentrified Brooklyn”, Martucci
“Tracing Three Centuries of Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue”, Curbed
“Gentrification and the Nature of Work: Exploring the Links in Williamsburg, Brooklyn”, Curran
Optional: New York Times series on Luxury Real Estate; Chinese Im/migration to Long Island; New Yorker Inequality Subway Map

Assignments: Bring 2 interesting points on Joe Salvo’s or FOB events; Bring 2 interesting questions/opinions from readings

In Class: Discuss Gentrification and the events; Bring in 2 questions/opinions on how you would study these two neighborhoods, Discuss Oral History project

 

Week 3 Wed Feb 18 (no class); Feb 21 Tour of Williamsburg 11am

Readings: “In Chinatown, All Sojourners can Feel Hua”, New York Times

“Theory of Gentrification”, Neil Smith

Assignments: Take notes and pictures and film on tour, Post on class web page who you have found to interview for Oral History project,

Email CITI certificates to me.

In Class: No class on 2/18

 

Week 4 Feb 23

Readings:

Assignments: “Chinatown Then and Now”, AALDEF

               Make up 5 questions you would use in your oral history interview

In Class: Bring in 2 questions/opinions on why we need Human Subjects Research training ;

Discuss Research ethics and: How to study neighborhoods?; What do you need for a 5-10 documentary film?; Sign up for Man Chinatown or Williamsburg; discuss Williamsburg – Sara 

————I’ll be adding more and adjusting readings depending on how the class is going———-

Week 5 Mar 2

Readings: Chin, SW ch 1-4

Assignments: Post Archival Research of Chinatowns and Williamsburg

Review map of the Chinatown and Williamsburg

In Class: Discuss how and what we need to do to make a documentary including archival work

Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 6 Mar 9

Readings: Chin, SW ch 5-9; Chin, Moving On

Assignments: Oral History due

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

Immigration and Migration to New York City

 

Week 7 Mar 14 11-12:15 tour; Mar 16

Readings: Chinatown Partnership Website
 “Ask about the Gentrification of Chinatown”, New York Times
“Seneca Village and Little Africa”

WOS pg 47-71; 106-112; 127-139; 150-157; 160-164; 170-171; 185; 192; 198; 214; 246-252; 260-267

Assignments: Post comments and questions on readings

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 8 Mar 23

Readings: WOS 276-280;319-327; 340-345; 356-364; 379-381; 389-393;407-412; 419-421;437-440;

Assignments: Post neighborhood short film clips
“Changing Face of Harlem”
El Barrio Tours

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 9 Mar 30

Readings: WOS 450-451;457-459;469-470; 472-477;486-488;491-494;512-515; 527-543; 547-549

Assignments: Oral History Due; Post short summary of Oral History interview

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

SPRING BREAK (Apr 6) – READ THE PARTNER TRACK

 

Week 10 Apr 13 AND Apr 15 Helen Wan, author of the Partner Track; Roosevelt house 4:30-6-00

Readings: Seneca Village and Little Africa:Two African American Communities in Antebellum New York City”, Wall et al

Assignments:

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 11 Apr 20

Readings: EI ch 1, pp. 36-47; 70-89, pp. 108-123; 142-9

Assignments:

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 12 Apr 27

Readings: EI pp. 48-69; pp. 169-176, 188-196, 231-234

Assignments:

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

 

Week 13 May 4

Readings: EI pp. 74-78, 89-107; 123-141; 176-187; 196-238

Assignments:

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

Show documentaries

 

Questions for the Future

Week 14 May 11

Readings:; Becoming New Yorkers: Chap 1 Worlds of the Second Generation pp 1-20 & Conclusion pp 393-404 by

Kasinitz, Mollenkopf, and Waters; Stereotype Threat article, and Tuan (in Course Doc)

Assignments: Group papers and documentary due

In Class: Bring 2 questions or comments each on readings to discuss

Show documentaries

 

Week 15: Group showing/end of year party all Hunter Macaulay

May 18 Final Due, Group Documentary Presentation

 

 

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