Walking tour. Various walking tours of selected parts of San Francisco have been placed on reserve. Students are encouraged to take tours in small groups.
Readings and reaction papers. Students will write 7 reaction papers no less than two and no more than three pages in length based on assigned readings. These are informal reviews and reactions no less than 2 typed pages in length.
Task forces. Students will select final projects in task force subject areas (or a subject approved by the instructor). Task forces will meet during discussion section time and help coordinate a class session in their subject area. Preliminary task forces include: prostitution, past and present; SF countercultures; civic culture; diversity politics (from the labor movement to redevelopment); community studies.
Observation. Students will complete four hours of street-level "ethnography" in a San Francisco neighborhood . This can be done in groups of 2-3 with other task force members. Students will turn in their notes and compare their observations with other groups.
Final paper/project. Final projects will take the form of 15 page research papers (or other approved format). Students will submit project statements and drafts of their projects by the dates indicated below. A final version of the project is due at the end of the semester.
Back to AS 102 Homepage