Topic: The 2005 Hurricane Season
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Candler Library 122
Content: This course explores a number of issues of race and class that were highlighted during and after the 2005 hurricane season. Using New Orleans as a case study, students will read about the history of the city preceding 2005, and then explore the range of ways in which individuals and groups have tried to understand what happened during and after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the New Orleans area and the Gulf Coast. Students will develop critical skills to analyze the multiple stories and histories that are emerging about the 2005 hurricane season in the popular media and among academics; and will also develop their own individual and group histories of the storms and their aftermath.
Required texts: include ISBNs be sure to cite specific edition Peirce Lewis, New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape : ISBN: 1930066619 J. Mark Souther, New Orleans on Parade : ISBN: 0807131938 Ivor van Heerden, The Storm: What went Wrong and Why ISBN: 0143112139 **Additional essays will be available on reserve. Recommended texts: include ISBNS be sure to cite specific edition
Grading rubric: Class Participation; some reading response papers (no more than 3 pp); Presentations on the readings; final research paper of no more than 15-20pp.
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