There will be one reflection paper that isat least 5 pages long, to be submitted on the day mentioned in the course schedule. The 5 pages can include the bibliography or reference page. It does not include the title page; in case you want to have a title page. You can choose a topic of your liking for this paper, which can be a single reading, a set of readings, a theme or an issue that has been discussed in the class, or any issue relevant to the overall objectives of this course. This means please choose a topic that we have covered in class andthat is of interest to you. Please read the corresponding readings and handouts to see what you can use from there, and then do your own online library research to write the paper. Your paper must have a central argument, i.e. what is the main thing you want to say in your paper. Then build your paper around that central argument. The paper should reflect deep thinking and draw upon relevant readings. The paper is to be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font with 1-inch margins.No late papers will be accepted. I might ask you to rewrite the paper if it does not meet class standards.
Now let me clarify the above instructions further:
- The paper must be at least 5 pages long. The 5 pages can include the bibliography or reference page. It should not include the title page, in case you want to have a title page.
- Choose a topic of your liking that is of interest to you and has been covered in the class. Choose any topic covered from Week 1 to Week 8. For instance, you can choose the topic of “Creative Destruction” in urban areas, or how the “built environment in cities reflect the social relations”, or “environmental racism and environmental (in)justice” in urban areas, or “segregation in cities”, or “how housing is segregated by class and race in urban areas”, “redlining”, “public housing” or any topic that has been addressed in the class. In the past, students have also written on how schools under-perform due to being located in segregated neighborhoods.
- Please read the corresponding reading and handouts to see what you can use from there.
- Please do additional online library research.
- Please write the paper.
- Your paper must have a central argument, which is the main thing you want to say in your paper.
- Then build your paper around that central argument.
- The paper must reflect deep thinking and draw upon relevant readings.
- The paper must be typed, double-spaced, 12-point font with a 1-inch margin.
- You may be asked to rewrite the paper if it does not meet class standards.